[Trlog] Serial Port Cards
tgennett at purdue.edu
Tue Feb 17 10:00:48 EST 2004
I use a SIIG PCI dual port card. At first, I could not get it to work under DOS. Worked FB in Windows but no joy in DOS or a DOS Window. Would not communicate with either radio or with the TNC. Calls to SIIG customer service did not solve the problem.
Experimenting, I re-booted to DOS and went through the step-by-step confirmation option. (I'm using whatever DOS version came with my Windows98.) By answering "No" to certain steps, I have been able to get the SIIG card to work in DOS, and I'm in great shape for CW contests and using two radios. However, one of the drivers I don't load in this boot-up sequence is the driver for the sound card. So, I am unable to operate SBDVP in SO2R mode with this approach.
This may be a long shot for you since this appears to be some sort of PC-specific conflict between TR and the OS and its drivers. But, I can email you my boot sequence (what drivers get loaded, what don't) if you want to give it a shot.
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> Subject: [Trlog] Serial Port Cards
> Hi All:
> Well, it is my turn to ask for help on serial port expansion
> cards. Ron
> KK1L, is also helping to ensure I have TR set up correctly.
> But, something is not
> I have seen a lot of discussion about Byterunner. I have a
> SIIG card with 2
> serial ports and one lpt port. Works great in W98SE.
> Nothing in TR. Rig 2
> is not being polled.
> Anyway, I am thinking it could be the card. Byterunner has three,
> PCI-210H-9, TC-210-9, and T-9001-9 that appear to have what it takes.
> So, my question is which one is recommended. I am running
> W89SE on a 450 mhz
> I wait to hear from the experts, please
> Michael WG0M
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