[DXLog.net - Support] OmniRig setup question

9A5K 9a5k at 9a5k.com
Thu Sep 26 19:36:15 CEST 2013

Hi Bob.

Actually, DXLog.net doesn't open the port you've selected/enabled in Config
screen if device type is Radio 1 or Radio 2 and Transceiver type is
In that case, it will start that COMPort object, but doesn't really open
it. Instead of that, it will use Settings from OmniRig COM object.
So, for example if you have following setup in OmniRig:
Radio 1 - COM10
Radio 2 - COM11

In DXLog net you can set COM10 enabled with device type Radio 1 (and choose
OmniRig as transceiver type).
Also, set COM11 to device type Radio 2 (and also choose OmniRig as
transceiver type)..

COM10 and 11 in that case wouldn't be opened at all in DXLog.net. Instead
of that, as device type is Radio1/2 and transceiver type is OmniRig,
both COMport objects will connect to OmniRig COM object and will
communicate only with him. And OmniRig object will actually communicate
with COM10 and COM11.

Also, you can set this two com ports in DXLog.net to any numbers you wish
(even if this ports don't exists on your computer), when you're using it
with OmniRig, because DXLog.net wouldn't use them at all (in example above,
you can try to set COM19 and COM20 as com ports in DXLog.net)..

Maybe to avoid possible confusions, we can add OmniRig1, and OmniRig2 in
available selections where we  now have COM1..COM20?..

Chris - 9A5K

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:

> OmniRig provides it's own dialog to define the COM port and Radio type.
> Does DXLog.net ignore the COM port you have selected for OmniRig rig
> control or does it override the setting you set using the OmniRig dialog?
> In other words, if in OmnRig I set Radio 1 = COM10, Radio 2 = COM11, but in
> DXLog.net I check COM 9 and set it to OmniRig, leaving COM10 and COM11
> unchecked, what happens?  I don't think it works.
> Win-Test sets the radio type in a separate section of the Configure
> Interfaces dialog, and you have to *uncheck* the OmniRig COM ports in
> Win-Test or else OmniRig can't open them.
> In DXLog.net, it seems that you have to use the same COM port numbers in
> both places or it doesn't work. I assume DXLog.net *closes* the selected
> COM port to give control to let OmniRig use them, but you still have to
> "check" the COM port in the Interface Configuration, and the port selection
> must match precisely?
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV
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