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Sharing your CAT / COM port between your applications

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by PY2RAF, May 2, 2020.

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  1. PY2RAF

    PY2RAF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hi QRZers;

    Ever found needing to have more than one app using the serial port - and you got bummed?

    Like, you doing some digital mode and logging with N1MM? Or <insert other simultaneous need here>?

    And not wanting to pursue the HRD share route?

    I have written a tutorial on how to setup Eterlogic VSPE - it will create a new COM port to be used by your applications- and this can be shared / used simultaneously by more than one application.


    Hope it's of help;

    - RF.
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  2. AC2RY

    AC2RY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Results from sharing the single port may not be what you expect. The best option is to use tool like RigCAT which creates a network server and then configure all programs to use that it instead of direct control via COM port. Most HAM programs support RigCAT or similar network server tool.
  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will share my CAT if you feed him on alternate days.

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