Re: ACLog JTDX JTAlert w/ K3

Scott Davis

Hi Bruce,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Windows won't allow multiple applications to share the same com port.

I've not experimented with port sharing software so I don't have any advice to add myself, but others may have some suggestions for you there.

73, Scott

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-----Original Message-----
From: BRUCE THOMPSON <ockmrzr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <>
Sent: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog JTDX JTAlert w/ K3

I have ACLog, running with JTDX, running with JTAlert, connected to a K3.  The K3 has the upgraded interface/internal soundcard, KIO3B/ KXV3B.
The KIO3B uses a single USB cable to connect the computer (through a virtual COM port, in in my case COM6) to the K3 for Rig Interface and Soundcard functions.  CW keying is done through a WKMini assigned to virtual COM7.
This all works great together, except if I have JTDX running too.  The rig interface functions conflicts with the two programs, JTDX and ACLog, running at the same time.  I get a COM6 conflict error message in ACLog, which I click OK and it allows me to use JTDX and JTAlert with no issues.  However, if I want to switch to CW, I have to close JTDX, JTAlert, ACLog and only restart ACLog, then I have to go into the WinKey set-up and open the WinKey, COM7.
This is cumbersome to say the least.  Is there a way to resolve these conflict issues with the Rig Interface functions and keep all the programs running at the same time?
73 de Bruce, N7TY
Yuma, AZ

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