Smart S-Meter Problem

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I am trying to use the Smart S-Meter with my Flex-6300.
It works fine by it self, it uses the CAT port 4.  But if I open up Writelog, I get a comport4 in use.  And Writelog cannot connect to Flex-Cat (same port).
Same way, if I start Writelog up, then CAT works fine for RigControl.  Then start Smart S-Meter, I get a 'CatPort busy!" error.  It seems to me if Smart S-meter was designed to use Flex-Cat, and Flex-Cat is only used for RigControl, then it should be designed to share the port?
What am I missing?

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You'll need to create a CAT port for each application you want running simultaneously. Best bet is to have a unique COM port for each application, period, so you never have a conflict. In the CAR menu, go to the Serial Ports tab, and "Add a Port" for each - make them "dedicated" unless they're for PTT only.