Re: QDX Terminal Emulator Setting-up PuTTY #qdx

Mike Easterbrook

Hi Mark, Alan
Thanks for the guidance.  Spent a good few hours over the last two days jumping between device manager and USB Hub Tree.  The Tree was showing connections to QDX but with errors. Device manager was identifying ports which didn't disappear on unplugging!  Was very reminiscent of way-back Windows 7 days having to identify and select different USB ports every time I needed to print or scan something.

Anyway, in the end I did yet another check of what QDX was connected to with WSJT-X.  It was showing COM3, same as USB Tree, went back to Device Manager, which initially also identified COM3 but not allowing PuTTY and then suddenly identified COM6 which had not been showing before.

Don't understand the progression but happy to find that PuTTY and and QDX are now both OK with COM6 and this has so far been retained through a couple of power cycles.

Now to look at and try to understand the sweeps.

Thanks again for the support.

Mike 9V1LX


On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 12:47 AM Mark N8MH <marklhammond@...> wrote:
Hi Mike, since you're using Windows, you can forget about the references to Linux ports, such as this "/dev/ttyACM1" or similar.  It's going to be COMx, where x is specific to the QDX in your system.

What is the COM port that shows up when you plug in the QDX and disappears when you unplug it? (and use the power to do this, not the USB cable...).

All you really need is to figure out what is the COM port number for the QDX, select that in Putty, leave baud at 9600, and then click "open".  That should give you a terminal window to the QDX.  It's actually simpler than the directions appear...

Mark N8MH

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