[amsat-bb] Hamlib for Windows and COM ports question (re: Gpredict)

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 05:43:43 PDT 2011

To those who might know---

Does hamlib for Windows support more than just COM1 and COM2 for
hardware (radios, trackboxes)?    If so, what is the syntax?

I've tried the obvious permutations based on the command line help and
online help I could find...but it isn't working on COM5.  It just
"hangs" with no errors and it's obviously not working either.  I am
aware of the baud rate command line option, but that's not it...from
what I've read it gives the impression (but isn't clearly stated) that
it might not support above COM2.   Surely that can be fixed (heh...not
by me!)

Gpredict for Windows is very nice and a super program, but if I can't
use ports higher than COM2 because of hamlib, it's use in my shack is
very limited...

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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