[NA-User] NA rig control problem with FT-1000-MP
Mon, 07 Jan 2002 19:48:34 -0500
At 02:47 PM 1/6/02 -0500, RLVZ@aol.com wrote:
>Anyone ever have trouble with rig controlling a MP via NA? NA usually
>controls my MP great. But recently I have had 2 computers that will not
>run the "CAT" on my MP. Seems like NA has worked best on my old XT and
>386 machines. All ideas much appreciated! 73 and Happy Contesting!
When I've encountered these kinds of problems, one of the solutions is in
the computer's BIOS. If you check the BIOS when the computer boots, I'll
bet you'll find that the BIOS is set such that the serial ports are "PnP",
or "Plug and Play". Since DOS is not a "PnP aware" operating system, DOS
programs can't use PnP to locate the addresses for the serial ports. NA is
talking to your radio, but no hardware in the computer is listening...
Go into the BIOS and set the serial port(s) for COM1 (and COM2 if
necessary). Do the printer port to LPT1 as well. This will not matter to
Windows unless you start swapping hardware in and out.