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i used to have a Flex 5000 now have a 6400M how do i get rid of all the extra com ports

Don  Klier
Don Klier Member ✭✭

i used to have a Flex 5000  now have a 6400M  how do i get rid of all the extra com ports

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  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited January 2022 Answer ✓


    COM ports and Audio ports are not related at all. They do different things.

    There are a few things to set with your Audio, and I suspect you turned off something in DAX.

    You may also want to consider using SliceMaster to help you out. This video may help a bit.

  • Don  Klier
    Don Klier Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Thanks for tip Slicemaster took care of it 73


  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Don, the 6000 series radios use pairs of ports that you should not get rid of. For example, if you have a CAT port COM 4 defined, you will also see port COM 104. For proper operation, these pairs must be left alone.

    If this is not what you meant in your post, give a little more detail and maybe a screen shot of what you are seeing.

  • Don  Klier
    Don Klier Member ✭✭

    Hi Len well with the 5000 i had there are so many ports com and audio my 6400m stop both tx and rx there is no audio getting to wsjtx all was working fine all of a suden nothing I changed not a thing all the setting to the wsjjtx are as they. device mgr show all these extra ports think a re install after i delate the com ports now may take care of it???

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Don, audio is not passed over the com ports, so that is a different problem. Just deleting com ports can be dangerous... There is a published procedure if you really need to delete them, but I would not start there.

    Can you send a screenshot of your SmartSDR? You need DAX selected for transmit audio to pass between the radio and WSJT.

  • Don  Klier
    Don Klier Member ✭✭

    thanks do you have this on you tube hard to see the stuff on the list Thanks

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭

    For the COM ports you used on the FLEX5000 Legacy radios you need to load the settings Program you used to create the ports like VSPMGR or COM0COM, It needs to be the same version of program you used to build the COM ports.

    Delete the COM ports that should show up when you load up the Correct program then you should be able to easily delete the Virtual COM ports.

    hope this helps

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