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General discussion / Windows 8
« on: 2012-11-20, 03:28:43 »
If this has been covered before then my apologies. I just installed the the latest version of the PC Client under a 64 bit version of Windows 8 and noticed the virtual com ports do not show up in the device manager. I suspect the application knows of the com ports but because they do not show up in Windows I cannot adjust the actual port numbers which is important due to the presence of other applications that also use com ports. Is this a known issue?

Roger VK3ADE

General discussion / Re: Error message
« on: 2011-02-09, 07:51:20 »
This is just a notification after having problems installing V1.1.1 previously. The new Version 1.1.2 was installed on Windows 7 32 bit (over the top of the old one) without any issues. It was very fast which I assume is because it does not do a restore point before installing the drivers for each com port. My only suggestion is to place a notice on the download page telling users to simply install over the old version.

The application looks fine and seems to work well.  :)

Roger VK3ADE

General discussion / Re: Error message
« on: 2011-02-04, 00:45:04 »

I too had problems installng your latest release, firstly I was unsure if I needed to remove the old version so I did that and then rebooted (Some guidance here would have been good) . I then installed the latest release (Windows7 - 32 bit), and opted to install all the 3 com port drivers, the install took about 5 minutes and the major delay was the installation of the com port drivers, in the end Windows installed the first one correctly and the last 2 were installed as unknown devices, naturally they were not going to work. I then removed the install and tried again, this also took about a 5 minutes and the result was the same. I removed the software and tried the install for a third time, this time every thing worked fine and continues to do so. Like you I am also a software developer and have many things on my to-do list as well and so would expect these installations to be trouble free! :) 

Roger VK3ADE

General discussion / Re: Error message
« on: 2011-02-01, 03:34:16 »

I don't know if I can be lot of help except to say I have the software installed on Windows 7, both 64 and 32 bit versions and the install was error free. It looks a little to me like the Com Ports have not all been installed, have you used your Windows 7 device manager to check for the presence of the Microbit ports, there should be 3 of them and they are designated 'Microbit SerialUDP device (COMX etc)'. I hope I am not telling you something you already know, if so my apologies.

Roger VK3ADE

General discussion / Re: Feature Request
« on: 2011-01-29, 04:24:49 »
Hi Jan

Well now that you mention it that would be nice, I have just tried a to control the remote RTS via a small program I wrote that connects to the Microbit Serial UDP Device that corresponds to COM1 at the remote/radio end. Raising RTS at the computer end does not appear on Com1 at the radio end. I was trying to remotely turn on an SPE amplifier but is seems you need a hardware box at each end, software would not do it.

My original request was to be able to read and write the pins on the I/O connector at the remote or radio end. I envisaged maybe a checkbox to activate OUT0,OUT1 and OUT2 and some psuedo LEDS IN0, IN1 and IN2, this would be on the panel of the computer application and would be very useful for controlling remote relays etc.

These are only wishes to add to your wish list, apart from this I am truly delighted with the audio quality and the 3 com ports available to control remote systems.

General discussion / Feature Request
« on: 2011-01-27, 08:07:36 »
By in large PC Client works very well for me, it would however be nice to be able to set and view the status of the bits on the I/O port. Perhaps in a future release  :)

General discussion forum / Re: Some advice please
« on: 2011-01-20, 06:08:27 »

I only have an RRC-1258 at the remote end, at the station end I am using the PC-Client Software. The level shifter is on COM0 at the remote end. The PC Client supplies 3 by virtual RS232 ports at the station end, these correspond to COM0,1 and 2. I have a program like Ham Radio Deluxe (but specifically for a K3) at the station end, this connects to the Com port that corresponds to COM0 at the remote end. I have applications to control both a Steppir Antenna and the SPE amplifier using the other 2 com ports.

In all it was straight forward to get going but I must say another com port would have been handy, I had to make other arrangments to control my rotator remotely. Hopes this gives you a better picture of how it all works.

Roger VK3ADE

General discussion forum / Re: Some advice please
« on: 2011-01-19, 11:06:04 »
For those with an Elecraft K3, the use of Com0 with a level shifter worked just fine, the other 2 ports were then able to be used to control my linear (SPE Expert) and a Steppir antenna. In all a very successful installation of wonderful product.

General discussion forum / Some advice please
« on: 2011-01-12, 04:59:09 »
[RRC-1258MKII-RAD and PC Client.] 

I have an Elecraft K3 and two other devices that require an RS232 interface to control. My current plan is to use a TTL level shifter on COM0 and then use COM1 and COM2 to interface to my other equipment.

Is there any reason why I could not use COM0 in this fashion? Thank you in advance for any replies or information I may receive.

Roger VK3ADE

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