Serial port problem
Your question really didn't provide much detail about the specifics. However, I'm going to venture out on a limb here and assume that you're trying to program this radio from a conventional laptop or desktop computer running some version of MS-Windows. Unfortunately, the programming software was written to be run under DOS (not Windows) and further expects to have a Com port on the computer of either COM1/IRQ4 or COM2/IRQ3. I don't know of any way to change this, as very few computers these days even have a standard COM port anymore and those few that do (or the serial port adapters that are available) all map the COM ports to some bizarre port/IRQ combination that the Icom software cannot address or does not recognize. You're going to have to scrounge around to see if you can find a really old computer somewhere that has MS-Dos on it or an early version of Windows, such as Windows 3.x or Windows 95 that can be booted up in DOS and has the all-important *legacy* serial ports with legacy interrupt request lines, i.e., COM-1/IRQ-4 or COM-2/IRQ3. (you need one or the other, COM1 or Com2) To help narrow your search, you're basically looking for a PC that dates back to the mid-to-late 1990s or early 2000s and is still working. Hopefully this answers your question and helps point you in the right direction. Good luck.
Jan 27, 2014 |
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