[Trlog] Serial Port Cards

Gennett, Timothy 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.

Tim K9WX

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:trlog-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of WG0M at aol.com
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 4:08 PM
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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 
> working.
> 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 
> machine.
> I wait to hear from the experts, please
> 73's
> Michael WG0M
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