[amsat-bb] VSPE 64-bit splitter

Mark Johns mjohns166 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 14 22:11:06 UTC 2016

Thanks, Jim. I will definitely look into this! PBP2 says it uses Eltima drivers, and that's a good sign because of today's experiment.
FWIW, I tried today with the Eltima Serial Port Splitter, (http://www.eltima.com/products/serialsplitter/) and after a little messing around, I got the whole thing to work pretty well. There are two problems, however:

1) Eltima does splits, but doesn't do pairs. So to do APRS through the ISS, I needed to use VSPE to create a pair, and Eltima to do the split, running both programs at the same time.

2) Eltima wants $99.95 USD for their software, so I'll likely not be able to continue this setup after the 14-day free trial expires. Also, you can't save configurations in the free trial, so the whole thing needs to be set up from scratch each time. I think if you pay the fee that problem goes away.-- 

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at verizon.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] VSPE 64-bit splitter

I fought with issues like this on the station PC down at NI6BB.

I *never* got things to share the com port until I used LBP2, which is a 
similar bridge program.

Id just about given up, and thought I'd give it one last try after I 
installed the LP=PAN panadaptor for our ancient Kenwood TS-850.

Fo;;owing the instructions, I had port sharing between the panadptor (it 
uses PowerSDR), FLDIGI, and ACLog.

Give it a try, it's free.


73, Jim  KQ6EA

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