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[TenTec] Omni V and Writelog

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Subject: [TenTec] Omni V and Writelog
From: w5yr@swbell.net (George T. Baker)
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 23:03:28 -0500
Carl, you might want to look into the usage/status of the various serial
port handshaking (data flow control) lines: DTR, DSR, RTS, CTS, etc. Some
comm programs assume that these are tied up or to one another, etc. to
enable data flow. Your TNC may have these control lines properly hooked
up while your link to the Omni may not. The problem may be with the
interface - in this case, the Omni - rather than with the program or the
port itself. That would explain why your port works with your TNC but not
with the Omni.

For example, in the Icom CT-17 that I use between Logger and my IC-765,
Pins 4 and 5 (RTS and CTS) are connected together in the CT-17. Plus, I
had to tie Pin 20 (DSR) high to get the interface recognized by the
HyperTerm Windows and other comm programs.

72/73, George        AMA 98452          R/C since 1964                 
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 54th year and it just keeps getting better!  
AutoPOWER Systems, Fairview, TX (30 mi NE Dallas)  Collin County

Carl Hyde wrote:
> Ive had WriteLog Version 10 for a few days and have
> gotten the hang of the software to the point where I
> wanted to use it to control my Omni V. I made up a
> serial cable using pins 2, 3, and 7 from the radio to
> my computer. WriteLog says it will work with just TXD,
> RXD and signal ground.  I know the serial port works
> because I use the same port for my TNC. I have gone
> through the settings numerous times and the program
> still will not interact with the Omni V.  Is anyone
> else using WriteLog with the Omni V that can offer any
> advice? Send me a phone number where I can converse
> and I'll spend the coin to call you. Thanks for the
> help.
> =====
> Carl S.HYDE
> cshyde@yahoo.com
> Eagles May Soar, But Weasles Never Get Sucked Into Jet Engines!

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