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1808Re: [dxatlas] Re:CAT issue?

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  • Jerry Flanders
    Mar 1, 2010
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      Coupled with com0com, hub4com will bridge between ports while
      interconnecting several apps. Quirky, though.

      Jerry W4UK

      At 09:18 AM 3/1/2010, Dave Baxter wrote:
      >Hi...
      >
      >In general, even with a software serial "splitter" like Eltima's (there
      >are other good free ones about you know!) You cannot "share" a serial
      >port device (your radio) between two (or more) apps.
      >
      >Unless... You have some radio/interface management software in between,
      >such as OmniRig, that other app's can in turn connect to, and use the
      >data from that. And in turn, it keeps it's data tables updated as to
      >what the radio is doing.
      >
      >But... HRD uses it's own internal drivers, as does I suspect DX4WIN
      >(from a brief look at it's web-page) CW Skimmer I think is the only
      >one here that uses Omnirig.
      >
      >At the moment, you're asking a single user machine (your IC-7800) to be
      >a multi user device. It's all going to end in tears.
      >
      >Or, you'll have to somehow divert HRD's and DX4WIN's serial traffic, so
      >in turn they control and poll OmniRig for their data. If you have
      >Eltima's virtual serial port development tools, and a compiler of your
      >choice, you could do that I suspect. But it wont be a trivial task.
      >
      >Regards.
      >
      >Dave G0WBX.
      >
      >
      >
      >---- Original Message ----
      >CAT issue?
      >Posted by: "DavidM" w2pk@... monfried
      >Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:40 pm (PST)
      >
      >
      >Having a problem getting CW Skimmer to connect with my IC-7800 through
      >an Eltima serial port splitter. Hoping someone can provide some
      >suggestions on this.
      >
      >Here's the situation:
      >
      >DX4WIN (logging program)and Ham Radio Deluxe both connect well -
      >simultaneously - through the port splitter. CW Skimmer does so only
      >infrequently. Ideally, I'd like get all three to connect at the same
      >time.
      >
      >Baud rate is correct, RTS and DTR are both set to "high," poll interval
      >and time-out are both at recommended settings, and I think I'm good at
      >8-N-1. So what else could it possibly be??
      >
      >Thanks for any and all advice!
      >
      >73,
      >Dave, W2PK
      >
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