# [WriteLog] Comm ports - Where are they?

Greg Clark k9ig@contesting.com
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 12:49:58 -0500

```Ted and others:

That did the trick!  Ports are now re-mapped and I can start to play
with the hardware some more.

I agree, this is something that could be explained a bit more.

Thanks Ted.

73/Greg
K9IG

Ted Roycraft wrote:
>
> Greg,
>
> In the WriteLog Port Setup screen, unless you change
> Writelog.ini (in your Windows directory), you will
> see, by default, only COM1, COM2, COM3, and COM4.
>
> You can change any of these to specify a different
> port by adding one or more lines like this to
> the [PORTS] section of your writelog.ini file ...
>
> CommSlot4=5
>
> What this line does is to modify the fourth com port
> slot in the writelog list and if you display the Port
> Setup screen, you will now see COM1, COM2, COM3, and COM5.
>
> The default behavior of WriteLog is as if the following
> four lines were in the [PORTS] section of Writelog.ini.
>
> CommSlot1=1
> CommSlot2=2
> CommSlot3=3
> CommSlot4=4
>
> The writelog documentation is pretty sketchy on this
> and, I think, could be improved.
>
> 73, Ted
>
> P.S. I'm using a ROcketPort board too and like it a lot
> but it has a problem when I use it with WriteLog. If I
> use a ROcketPort port for rig control with my IC-746,
> I can change the rig's frequency using WriteLog but
> WriteLog can't poll the rig's frequency.  If I connect
> the rig to COM1, everything works just fine.  Also,
> the ROcketport ports work ok with other logging programs
> such as DX4Win32 and Logic 5 (DxBase 98
> is brain dead with Icom 746's and 756's (at least) so
> I didn't try it with DxBase98 - I understand the problem is
> also in DxBase 2000).
>
> Anyone else have this problem?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-writelog@contesting.com
> > [mailto:owner-writelog@contesting.com]On Behalf Of Greg Clark
> > Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 12:12 PM
> > To: Ted Roycraft
> > Cc: writelog@contesting.com
> > Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Comm ports - Where are they?
> >
> >
> >
> > Ted et al
> >
> > Here's a cut from my INI file:
> >
> > [Ports]
> > COM1:=9600,n,8,1,x
> > COM2:=9600,n,8,1,x
> > COM3:=9600,n,8,1,x
> > COM4:=9600,n,8,1,x
> > LPT1=0x378
> > LPT2=0x278
> > LPT3=0x0
> >
> > Since there is no indication of comm number to the right of the = sign,
> > do I rename what is on the left of the = sign?
> >
> > Greg
> > K9IG
> >
> >
> > Ted Roycraft wrote:
> > >
> > > Greg,
> > > This is from the "writelog.ini" description
> > > in the help file for WriteLog ...
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------------
> > > There are 4 "slots" available for WriteLog rig interfacing. By default,
> > > CommSlot1 is COM1:, but you can change that by changing the number on the
> > > right of the equal sign
> > > CommSlot1=1
> > > CommSlot2=2
> > >
> > > …In this example, the third and fourth slots are on COM7 and COM8
> > >
> > > CommSlot3=7
> > > CommSlot4=8
> > > ===============================================
> > >
> > > Therefore, you can map any physical port to any
> > > writelog port slot.  For example, you can map physical COM5 to
> > > WriteLog "Slot 4" by setting  CommSlot4=5 in
> > > writelog.ini in your \windows directory.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps.
> > >
> > > --Ted, W2ZK
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-writelog@contesting.com
> > > > [mailto:owner-writelog@contesting.com]On Behalf Of Greg Clark
> > > > Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 10:06 AM
> > > > To: writelog@contesting.com
> > > > Subject: [WriteLog] Comm ports - Where are they?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Folks
> > > >
> > > > I have a Rocket-port ISA card that gives me 4 additional comm ports.  It
> > > > is installed correctly and Win98 can see them.  They are assigned as
> > > > comm 5,6,7,8.  When I go into Writelog, setup port, it gives me a
> > > > display of comm 1,2,3,4.  The 1 and 2 I understand, comm 3 is my modem
> > > > and I don't have comm 4.
> > > >
> > > > I looked in the control panel in the system area and all ports are
> > > > listed and functional. What am I doing wrong?  I need to see comm 5-8 as
> > > > this is where I want to control CW/packet etc.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Greg
> > > > K9IG
> > > >
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