Many times I was facing a complicated problem: using two software programs that need to access the same serial port at the same time. This is the case when a CAT program like Ham Radio Deluxe want to access the radio but, in the same time, I want to use my favorite Log program!
Usually, this is not possible because the intrinsec properties of a serial UART prevent it to be addressed by two different programs
Usually, commercial products are spicy and, if I can use the money on hardware, this is what I choose to do.
So, I search and search for a proper solution to use my SW without paying too much and I found that it is possible to have a really freeware solution.
And the solution came from ETERLOGIC and it is named: VSPE - Virtual Serial Ports Emulation.
Download it, install it.
Create a "New Device". It will made a new virtual serial port and will connect it to the hardware serial port.
Then, this new virtual serial port can be used into the software.
I used it with:
-HAM RADIO DELUXE
-N3FJP Amateur's log
-N3FJP CQ WW DX Contest log