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Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface
From: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:22:47 -0600
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Thanks Geoff  and Walt,

This *may* have occurred at the last update, or it could have been 
two updates ago. I had a period of inactivity that had some updates.

The system is relatively recent: AMD Athlon 64 dual core running 
processor 4600+ running at about 2.5 GHz, a Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 
mother board and 2 GB of RAM, all running with a 500 GB NetCell RAID 
3 disk array.

Whenever the port is in use, (usually by EXTFSK), the problem 
vanishes. But, when I unload EXTFSK and whatever is using the port 
the problem returns. As I said, I tried the internal COM port on the 
board and had *exactly* the same results. It's possible that the 
internal COM port is not a true, native RS232 port but instead a UTS 
that is built onto the board. I don't have a PCI card that does 
native RS232 but I'll see if I can borrow one to try from work, 
simply because this is so odd and I'm curious.

In the mean time, the work-around is to simply set the VOX/AUTO 
switch on my RigBlaster plus to VOX unless I'm using the digital 
modes. When using digital modes, I'll simply set the switch to AUTO.

Kim N5OP

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