I have an Icom 718 and planned to use the CI-V (CT-17) level converter to control the transceiver from the computer. Problem is the computer will not let me access the serial ports (COM1 or COM 2). I keep getting an “access denied” message when I try to connect to it through Ham Radio Deluxe. I removed every fax, mobile phone or PDA program I could find on the hard drive thinking one of these programs was holding the ports open. I even purchased a serial to USB cable which created a COM 3 port and access was still denied. I’m out of ideas, anybody else have this issue?