[aprssig] Com port sharing utility

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jan 14 19:38:47 EST 2008

I assume you do not have 2 comm ports, or you could just
parallel the two pin 2's and feed the GPS to both.  Bob 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Claude
Head III
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 6:37 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] Com port sharing utility
> I seem to remember comments on this SIG some time ago about a 
> COM port sharing utility, whereby a single COM port could be 
> used by two (or more) applications at the same time.
> My desire here is to use a Garmin GPS receiver to feed data 
> to a DeLorme Street Atlas program and at the same time feed 
> the GPS data to a program that would keep the computer (a 
> Dell Latitude laptop) time correct. I have found an 
> inexpensive program that will set the computer's time using 
> GPS data, but it does not share access to the COM port. 
> As mentioned earlier, I think I saw references to such a 
> sharing program in this SIG some time ago. Does anyone 
> remember that, or know of an inexpensive (preferably free) 
> program? I've found a couple of such programs on the 
> internet, but they are priced at $100 or more.
> Thanks in advance for any info. 
> 73, Claude Head
>       K5DTN
>       Dallas, TX

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