[amsat-bb] SatPC32 via USB2Serial not working (Error reading comm device.)

PE0SAT pe0sat at vgnet.nl
Thu Sep 15 06:03:54 PDT 2011


Thanks for reading this message.

Because I do not have enough serial ports in my computer, I bought a USB
to serial converter from StarTech. It is a 4-port version. (ICUSB2324X)

I switched my FT-847 from a buildin serial com1 to com3 (the USB to
Serial one.)

Everything seemed okay, until I wanted to use SatPC32. When I start
SatPC32 the CAT option lighstup in my FT-847 display and then I get the
error message: "Error reading comm device."

I have looked around to see if there is a setup option that can solve this,
but I am unable to find one.

Is there anybody out there who knows of a way to solve this? Other programs
work fine, for example HRD 5.

Here some hardware information:

- Using a HP Compaq 3GHz P4 HT with 2G memory running Windows XP - EN SP3.
- Yaesu FT-847
- SatPC32 V.12.8a (2009)

73 Jan PE0SAT

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