Access CAT ports running in a VM?

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Anyone had success in connecting to a CAT port running in a Windows virtual machine (in Parallels) from an application (in this case WSJT-X) running in Mac OS 10.9?

Thanks

Geo


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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Don - kx9q

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I had no issues using Parallels and SmartCAT.  I was using fldigi, though I don't think I would have had any issue using wjst-x as it was just another application using CAT like fldigi.  The only issue I had was with the transmit signal in psk and afsk.  Didn't try any other digital modes on transmit.
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Thanks, Don - are you using the Mac version of Fldigi, or is it running in the same Windows VM as SSDR/CAT? I'm able to run smoothly with the PC versions all happily playing in the VM together, but it's getting those running outside to talk to CAT that has me stumped. I'm half tempted to map my VM serial port to a physical port, jump out with a null modem, and back into a Mac serial port.
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George

Everything is in the VM.  I assume you are referring to apps that run native to OS X and interfacing them to what is running in the VM.  I have not done that.
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Exactly. Within the VM, everything runs very well. Just feels weird running Windows on a Mac. VM can see physical ports on the Mac; just not the other way around. No biggie - I'm experimenting...


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George

Have you tried asking the people who write and support Parallels?  I get on their website and have asked questions regarding issues and I usually get  a response within 24 hours.  I don't have the extended service but they will respond to questions posed on the web site.