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Re: [dxatlas] How do you tell omni-rig the address of a 756 PRO?

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  • Jim Smith
    QSL & tnx, Alex I guess I figured access to COM1 would be switched when switching between radios. Anyway, all working FB now. Tnx for your help 73, Jim Smith
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      QSL & tnx, Alex

      I guess I figured access to COM1 would be switched when switching
      between radios. Anyway, all working FB now.

      Tnx for your help

      73, Jim Smith VE7FO

      On 8/25/2010 8:13 AM, Alex, VE3NEA wrote:
      > Hi Jim,
      >
      > You cannot use the same COM port for Rig1 and Rig2. If your COM1 is used for
      > Rig1, then it is not available to Rig2! Select None for the second radio.
      >
      > Alex
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      >
      >
      >
      >> Hi Alex
      >>
      >> I found the problem (though don't know why it should be a problem)
      >>
      >> First thing I tried was reboot the computer so anything hanging onto the
      >> COM port would let go then ran Faros. Didn't work.
      >>
      >> My computer has one COM port. I configured Omni-Rig so that Radio1 was
      >> my MkV on COM1 and Radio2 was the PRO, also on COM1. When I run Faros
      >> using my MkV I plug it's CAT cable into COM1. When I tried to use the
      >> PRO I unplugged the MkV CAT cable from COM1 and plugged in my home brew
      >> level converter into COM1.
      >>
      >> You've probably already figured out what comes next.
      >>
      >> I reversed the roles of Radio1 and Radio2 in OmniRig so Radio1 is the
      >> PRO and Radio2 is the MkV.
      >>
      >> Works FB now.
      >>
      >> BandMaster also works now.
      >>
      >>
      >> SEAN
      >>
      >> Thanks very much for your help. I really appreciate the time you put
      >> into offering suggestions as to what to try.
      >>
      >> 73, Jim Smith VE7FO
      >>
      >> On 8/24/2010 6:32 AM, Alex, VE3NEA wrote:
      >>> Hi Jim,
      >>>
      >>> The "Port is not available" error message you can see in Band Master
      >>> means
      >>> that another program is already using the COM port. If you checked the
      >>> error
      >>> message in Faros, it would likely be the same. To fix the problem, close
      >>> all
      >>> programs that may use the COM port before starting Faros or Band Master.
      >>> Note that you can run Band Master and Faros simultaneously because they
      >>> both
      >>> use OmniRig for CAT control.
      >>>
      >>> 73 Alex VE3NEA
      >>>
      >>>
      >
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