[TowerTalk] Sharing a COM Port?

Marlon K. Schafer (509-982-2181) ooe at odessaoffice.com
Mon Jun 18 09:29:11 PDT 2012

Hi Alan,

The easiest way is to do a USB to serial converter.

Or one like that.

If that won't work for you you could always try one of these:

Naturally, you can always unplug one device and plug in another.  Sucks but 
it'll work.

Oh yeah, there's always:

Not sure what expansion slots your PC has so I couldn't pick a specific 
version for you...  Basically look for a serial port card.

Hope that helps,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan NV8A" <nv8a at charter.net>
To: "FlexRadio Reflector" <FlexRadio at flex-radio.biz>; "TowerTalk" 
<TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:12 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Sharing a COM Port?

>I used to have SatPC32 in Yaesu mode controlling my Flex5K+VU5K and my
> AlfaSpid rotator (in Yaesu mode) via DDUtil until some time ago when
> Yaesu mode was dropped from the acceptable inputs of DDUtil: it now
> accepts only Hy-Gain mode, and SatPC32 does not have a Hy-Gain option
> because there are no Hy-Gain rotators with an Elevation capability.
> Is there some way of having the rotator (on COM2) controlled by two
> different programs: by DDUtil when I am not doing satellite stuff, and
> by SatPC32 when I am working satellites? Maybe with one or more virtual
> COM ports somewhere in the mix -- e.g., both programs driving virtual
> ports that are then linked to the real COM2? The Eterlogic program looks
> as though it might be able to create a suitable setup, but there is no
> free trial available for the 64-bit version.
> Alan NV8A
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