914Re: Serial port splitter with MK2R+
- Jul 5, 2008I can confirm Pete's findings. Identical conclusions here with
IC751A - so if you need this kind of setup then this method is worth
a try. I've been using the Eterlogic utility for about a month for
DX and contest work. It has been completely stable.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:
> I thought readers of this group might be interested in my
> the free Virtual Serial Port Emulator by www.eterlogic.com . As
> experiment yesterday, I downloaded it and used it to connect N1MM
> and CW Skimmer (using OmniRig) to my FT-1000MP Mk5 through the
> MK2R+. You set up a special multi-user virtual serial port in the
> emulator, tell both programs to connect to it, and tell the
> connect to the relevant radio port on the MK2R+.
> Using this port splitter, I was able to command the Mk5 to a
> either Skimmer or N1MM. with Skimmer in either 3-KHz or SR-IF
> programs properly tracked frequency changes from the transceiver.
> my test period(approximately an hour), both application programs
> to run without incident. Setup was simple and reasonably
> the idea of telling both programs to connect to the same virtual
> port seemed like a sure loser at first
> I have no idea how the emulator does its job, particularly two-
way - it
> seems to know which query came from which program, and routes the
> appropriately. Both of these programs poll for radio status, so
> a lot of queries and responses going back and forth, not in
> have speculated that the very low data rate of the Mk5 might be
> responsible, and that some faster radios might not work so
> also certainly possible that different application programs might
> different results. Nevertheless....
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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