#7620 Sep 19, 2008
I was searching for a way to share the serial CAT port between Ham
Radio Deluxe and N3FJP's Amateur Call Log as well as othe software
and I think I have found a solution to share with everyone. Although
at $99 USD it is not free or even cheap for that matter. I am not
connected to or benefitting in any way from this information, I am
just a very satisfied customer.
I have been testing Shared Serial Ports 2.0 found at
great for me. My 756ProIII and Expert 1K-FA amplifier live on COM6
(CIV Bused) at 9600bps and I wanted to use HRD to control the rig as
well as using all the CAT features of ACL. Using this software I am
able to do exactly that with both software packages sharing COM6
without conflict. I can think of about 20 more uses for this software
for things like sharing information from a GPS with multiple software
Stolen from their web site:
How does it work?
Shared Serial Ports uses Eltima accredited virtual serial ports
technology (used by thousands of institutions and individuals
worldwide) to invisibly create virtual serial ports in your system.
To connect many applications to one serial port you just have to
share it... with one click. Every time new application connects to
shared COM1, new instance of virtual COM1 port is automatically
created and access to serial port device is granted (port access is
managed by Shared Serial Ports highly secure).
To manage serial port connections Shared Serial Port provides
versatile access policy for each application. You may grant
read/write access rights to particular application, define
application that can manage serial port signal lines (Request To
Send, Data Transmission Ready, etc.) and specify serial port
connection parameters (Baudrate, Databits, Parity, Stop bits, Flow