Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

M0mws
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Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

Postby M0mws » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm

Hi folks,
This may well seem a simple question, but I cant seem to find a simple guide for using a virtual serial port software with PowerSDR MRX PS
I just need to link Commcat to the 8k to control and read frequency information.
If anyone has a link to how its done, or has the information, I would be most grateful.
Using Protocol 1 and PowerSDR MRX PS 3.4.9
My apologies if this subject has already been covered, please feel free to point me in the right direction. Hi :|
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w-u-2-o
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Re: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

Postby w-u-2-o » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 pm

You need to set up virtual serial port software. There are three choices: com0com, VSPM and Eterlogic VSPE. Install one of those, create a virtual serial port pair, assign one of the pair to PowerSDR, the other to whatever other application you need to communicate with.

My preference is VSPE (although it costs money), followed by com0com, and I can't recommend VSPM.

Pick your poison, create a port pair, for example COM10 and COM11. Assign COM10 to PowerSDR, assign COM11 to whatever other app you want, and now they can enjoy a CAT connection between them.

73,

Scott
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Re: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

Postby M0mws » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:56 am

w-u-2-o wrote:You need to set up virtual serial port software. There are three choices: com0com, VSPM and Eterlogic VSPE. Install one of those, create a virtual serial port pair, assign one of the pair to PowerSDR, the other to whatever other application you need to communicate with.

My preference is VSPE (although it costs money), followed by com0com, and I can't recommend VSPM.

Pick your poison, create a port pair, for example COM10 and COM11. Assign COM10 to PowerSDR, assign COM11 to whatever other app you want, and now they can enjoy a CAT connection between them.

73,

Scott


Thanks Scott.... will get right on it... :D
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Re: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

Postby K9RX » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:36 pm

M0MWS (name not given) .... I use CommCAT as well as the 8000DLE... and would be happy to assist where needed. Write direct to my ARRL.net email address...

Gary
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M0mws
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Re: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

Postby M0mws » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:21 pm

Thanks folks...
Working all ok now..
As mentioned, was easy..
using commcat with TS2000 wasn't a good idea as the program expects echo back from radio.
Setting to simpler command set of “ Generic Kenwood”..
Solved the problem..
Thanks Scot and Gary for offer of help..
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