[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Releasing Ports
jbblack at charter.net
Sat Jan 9 14:22:57 PST 2010
I have an issue that appears to be with SatPC32 although I could be wrong.
When I use SatPC32, all works fine with my USB-to-serial adapter
controlling the radio. If I shut down SatPC32 and start HamRadioDeluxe,
generally speaking, I cannot control HRD. It's as if the USB-to-serial
adapter is still wanting to talk to SatPC32. Starting up SatPC32 in the
same session works fine. I have found that a restart of the PC is not
usually enough to release the USB adapter - a full shutdown is
required. Occasionally, unplugging and replugging the USB adapter will
work, but not often.
USB adapter: U232-P9
PC: Dell E520
OS: Vista 32-bit
HRD: v5.0 build 2434 Beta
When I was getting the version numbers, I started SatPC first and then
HRD. Right now, it's working as it should. Even changing satellites,
thus making the radio switch modes, doesn't cause HRD to fail on
start-up. So, I cannot make it *not* work right now.
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