[amsat-bb] How to use PC logging sofware with SatPC32?

Daryl - K4RGK k4rgk at arrl.net
Sun Sep 6 12:37:47 UTC 2015


I use VSPE, Virtual Serial Port Emulator, from Eterlogic.


It's free for a 32 bit platform.  You'll use the Com port splitter function.  Say Sat PC32 is using Com port #4 for rig control, you will map Com4 to a virtual serial port, Com14 for example, then point SatPC32 and your logging program to Com14.  Simultaneous bi-directional traffic can occur so it's up to you to make sure that doesn't happen (allow the logging program to read the radio frequency but don't let it write to the Com port.)

I use it for exactly your stated purpose and it works great.  There are other virtual serial port solutions as well, though I tried a few and this one worked best for me.


> On Sep 5, 2015, at 8:07 PM, Bill Hein <bill.aa7xt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been writing down satellite QSOs on scratch paper and then manually
> entering them into DXLab. I'd like to be a little bit more modern and
> efficient than that!
> How are other people using their logging software with sat QSOs?
> My FT-847 serial port is tied up with my sat tracking software SatPC32's
> Doppler correction feature so I'm not sure how to get the frequency data to
> the logging software.
> Work around?
> 73
> Bill AA7XT
> BIll AA7XT
> Glade Park CO
> DM59pa
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