[WriteLog] New user question

Jacob Tennant k8jwt at comcast.net
Tue Dec 8 19:36:05 PST 2009

OK, so let me get this straight. I have to use the LPT port to control my 
sound card interface? Not the COM port?

Since my new laptop does not have COM or LPT ports, will a USB=LPT adapter 
work? It is a Windows7 laptop.

Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Flanders" <jeflanders at comcast.net>
To: "Jacob Tennant" <k8jwt at comcast.net>; <writelog at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] New user question

> It is still possible to buy inexpensive serial plus parallel port
> cards to plug into the computer. I am using a 2 serial plus 1
> parallel pci card that only cost me $20 or so.
> Sometimes this can be a quick solution.
> Jerry W4UK
> At 09:55 PM 12/8/2009, Jacob Tennant wrote:
>>I have read over the manual but I am still trying to figure this out. . .
>>I am running the newest version of Writelog (just bought it tonight) and 
>>voice keying I have a MFJ Deluxe Sound Card interface on serioal port COM1
>>and cant seem to figure out how to get it setup for use as it does my
>>RTTY,PSK31,voice keyer duties.
>>I keep seeing references to LPT1 which I know is a printer port but my
>>computer has no printer port, just one serial and 5 USB ports.
>>To further my question for Christmas I am getting a new laptop and I 
>>know it has ZERO LPT or COM ports, all USB ports.
>>I am trying to get this all setup for the ARRL 10meter contest this 
>>if possible.
>>Thanks for any help or advice,
>>Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
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