Thanks for this Dave. I did try one of the GPS applications but it
seemed to have very slow poll and update rate - so not much use for
the frenzy of a contest! The one I tried was unstable as well si I
73 de Barry GM3YEH.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Baxter" <dave@...> wrote:
> Have you tried "GPS Gate" from Franson? (Google is your friend!)
> not just GPS's that it can split between multiple app's, and not
> the same PC either, it'll pass serial info over a LAN if needed.
> It's not free, but it's "Hugely" less expensive than anything from
> Trouble is, this sort of task, is often seen as "specialist
> by software makers, hence the costs invoved.
> I am told, that for a time served "C" programmer who knows the
> API well, it's not that dificult to make a virtual com port. But,
> it was that easy, the place would be awash with the things. The
> closest is the N8VB multiple virtual null modem driver. With that,
> can make many virtual null modems, that in turn you can use to hook
> applications together, even crossing the Windows 16/32 bit boundry.
> (Very usefull for us ham types!)
> If you have any programming experence, VB, C, Delphi etc, you can
> make whatever serial protocol splitter/combiners you need. But,
> it's not a trivial task, and can take quite a bit of planning to
> implement successfully on your own system, let alone explaining it
> someone else...
> With that thought...
> Dave G0WBX.
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