[WriteLog] New user question

Jerry Flanders jeflanders at comcast.net
Tue Dec 8 20:01:37 PST 2009

I don't know about your sound card interface. I am simply telling you 
that if you actually need extra ports to get it going you can easily 
buy a card that provides them.

I don't do laptops in the hamshack - too limiting.

Jerry W4UK

At 10:36 PM 12/8/2009, Jacob Tennant wrote:
>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 for
>>>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 already
>>>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 weekend
>>>if possible.
>>>Thanks for any help or advice,
>>>Jacob Tennant - K8JWT

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