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Re: [TowerTalk] Additonal Comm Port

To: "Noel" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Additonal Comm Port
From: "Jim Lux" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 22:23:05 -0800
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What rig control software are you using?
Many, many "heritage" programs use serial port access methods that don't
comply with the latest and greatest Windows methods. Not just trying to hit
the hardware directly, but even trying to open "COMx:" doesn't work
reliably.  And, working your way through all the Windows API calls to make
serial ports work is a royal pain.

Jim, W6RMK

----- Original Message -----
From: "Noel" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 6:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Additonal Comm Port

> Hello TT'ers,
> I know this isn't exactly tower related but I'm guessing some of you
> here may have already gone through this and my have some helpful advice
> to my question.
> I'm trying to connect a second rig to my computer but my computer only
> has one comm port on the main board.  So I need to add another comm
> port.  So I went out and bought a 2 port PCI card. And figured it would
> be simple.  Well I installed the card and the driver no problem.  The
> new ports are comm 4 and comm 5.  I connect the serial cable to the new
> rig and as soon as I turn the rig on my computer locks up.


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