Create virtual port?

Can wfview create a port to allow other software to control the radio?. Also, many thanks for developing this easy to setup software…after years of frustration with RSBA1, yours worked first time !!!

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Hi Jamie,

Yes If you look at wfview.org/wfview-user-manual/sharing-control/ it describes the procedure for configuring pty/virtual serial port for each platform.

73 Phil M0VSE

I am familiar with VSPE, i use it to split ports for rtty contesting…i am not familiar with how to chose which port to chose in wfview…the ports listed in the drop down are all ports currently used…how do i creat one to use as a host to pair with?

Hi Jamie.

In VSPE select device type “Pair” (not split) and choose two free port numbers that aren’t in use, you must restart wfview and then the ports that you created will be available to select in the virtual serial port option of wfview. Select one of them in wfview and the other one in your other app.

Quite a good description of the process in VSPE is described here Tutorial: Virtual Serial port using VSPE | EMBEDDED TWEAKS

73 Phil

Jamie / Phil:

My VSPE file is configured with a “Connector” on COM20. COM20 is wfview’s default at the moment? After the “Connector,” I create a Splitter of COM20 onto an available port. In my case I have free COM19. In this way, I can use WSJTX, Commander, or N1MM+ using COM19 and wfview rides along fine.

So:
COM20 Connector
COM20 = > COM19

It works!

PS: I’ve been playing with the TcpServer / TcpClient of VSPE but so far no luck.

Rafael / NN3RP

thanks , got it…I was hung up on split, not pair…so, connecting N1MM to my paired port, works great…connecting win4icom, not so good…

Thanks for this thread! I’m a Linux guy and don’t use Windows much, but I wanted to set up Winlink (ugh!) and the noise from my USB cable to my IC-705 was deafening. I now have VSPE working, the trick was splitting two COM ports.