[amsat-bb] VSPE 64-bit splitter

Mark Johns mjohns166 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 13 21:17:49 UTC 2016

I know that a number of folks are using virtual serial port splitters to allow both a logging program and SatPC32 to simultaneously talk to their rig via CAT or CI-V. I had such a system working quite nicely on my old Windows 7 32-bit computer, using a little freeware program called XPort.

Recently I switched to a new Windows 10 64-bit computer. Since XPort is 32-bit only, I purchased the 64-bit version of VSPE from www.eterlogic.com. This program works fine creating a virtual serial port "pair" within the computer. When I try to set up a splitter, the first program to start (such as ACLog) talks with the rig fine on the virtual port. But as soon as I start another program on the splitter port (such as SatPC32), the first program stops exchanging data with the rig (IC-9100) and the second program has all the fun. SatPC32 seems to punch through and lock out any other programs. Eterlogic has not gotten back to me.

If anyone has successfully set up a working splitter in 64-bit VSPE I'd like to know what your settings are. Thanks.-- 
Mark D. Johns, KØMDJ 
Decorah, Iowa USA  EN43
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, 
   you would stay out and your dog would go in." 
     ---Mark Twain

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