[WriteLog] WritLog.ini file location and COM port config

Gary AL9A al9a at mtaonline.net
Mon Apr 21 20:03:23 EDT 2008

If you installed WriteLog at the default location of C:\Program 
Files\WriteLog\Programs under Vista, then your "real" writelog.ini file is 
at C:\Users\N1RL\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows assuming you used your 
call in the path name.  The AppData folder is normally a hidden folder so 
may have to set the folder options to display hidden folders.  I created a 
shortcut on my desktop to that I can quickly go to the ini file without 
having to navigate that PITA path name all the time!

Regarding the separate cables for the Rigblaster Plus to key CW and FSK - do 
you switch cables each time you change mode or will a Y splitter cable work?

I'm not sure about your COM3 problem.  Have you actually checked the device 
manager to verify there isn't a conflict?

Gary AL9A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Lindquist" <n1rl at earthlink.net>
To: <writelog at contesting.com>
Sent: April 21, 2008 3:11 PM
Subject: [WriteLog] WritLog.ini file location and COM port config

I'm running into a blank wall here vis-à-vis trying to locate the "real"
WriteLog config file (writelog.ini), which I know is not the one in the
Windows directory (although there is one there, it's not the one WriteLog
uses). I'm running Vista. I created a new one several weeks ago, but I
forgot where, and Vista's search utility is unable to find it(!). Should I
just try creating another?

Also, I'm trying to set up WriteLog to send CW for contesting using my new
Vista laptop and a RIGblaster Plus. The Plus will send CW as well as key the
FSK line; you just have to use separate cables - one for CW, one for FSK,
but that's NBD.

Anyway, the problem is that WriteLog refuses to accept COM 3 as a valid port
setting. I'm getting an error message that it's not available, but it IS
available. Does WriteLog "think" that MMTTY is using this port? (I haven't
reached the stage where I'm running MMTTY from within WriteLog on this
computer.) Is there an instruction line or two that I need to add to the
config file that I cannot find?

Any ideas?


73, Rick, N1RL

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