[WriteLog] 2 identical soundcards

Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Apr 14 16:25:56 EDT 2004

You got further than I did with two identical cards.  My XP box sat in a
reboot cycle until I removed one of the cards.  This was NOT with SB cards


-----Original Message-----
From: writelog-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Alfred J. Frugoli
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:22 AM
To: John Fleming; writelog at contesting.com
Subject: Re: RE: [WriteLog] 2 identical soundcards

> Al, have you looked at http://www.qsl.net/wa9als/so2r-mmttyx2.htm in 
> case it might help?  GL - 73, John (WA9ALS)

This is where the thought in my original message comes from: I know I've
read that it is suggested to use different sound cards, but the reason was
ease of setup (i.e. different names) not that it wouldn't work. 

The webiste listed above says:

First, it has been recommended by others that when you get a 2nd soundcard,
you get a different model than the one you already have. Although I'm not
convinced that using 2 of the same soundcard models can't work, it certainly
will get confusing as you will appreciate later!

Under Windows 98, I'm having no luck making it work with 2 pci SB16 cards.

Let me be a little more specific here.  

MMTTY Instance 1:
Device ID: -1
Gets audio from rig 1 and copies signals fine.

MMTTY Instance 2:
Device ID: 1
Shows "lost audio"
If I change the DeviceID this instance of MMTTY I get a "can't open sound
source" or whatever the error is.

So, it seems that MMTTY Instance 2 is seeing the 2nd soundcard but somehow
the audio isin't getting to MMTTY.

73 de Al, KE1FO

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