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Check out VSPE. I use this all the time to "port share". Works great on my systems. It allows 4 Apps to share the same COM port.
On 9/11/2019 2:21 PM, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your e-mail. Windows won't allow multiple applications to share the same com port.
Why do I get a com port sharing error message? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q40>
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.
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From: BRUCE THOMPSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
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
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