Using two 3rd Party programs. Need 2nd com port. How to config?

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Well, after much work and playing I got my Logger 32 to work and control frequency of the Flex 6500. Also, I got FLDIGI to work fully!!!   Wonder of wonders. But not both at the same time. No mystery here as they both used com 5.   OK, I need to use Smart SDR CAT to add a port. here's my experience.

I tried to add a port with SSDR CAT V     Serial "PORTS" tab / add a port / shows COM 6 - 16. Under ports map, com 6 says unknown & port 16 says CAT.

But on the 'MAIN' tab, "Connect 3rd party programs to PORT" still only shows com 5

FLDIGI is currently working. Logger 32 is no longer working even when I close FLDIGI.

In the computer device manager I see FLEX CTRL com 3 (which BTW no longer works) and virtual serial ports 14, 15, 16, 4, 5 & 6.

I set L32 for port 6 and then port 16 but neither worked. I think I need to see port 6 or 16 on the main tab under " connect 3rd party programs to port:"

Is this correct thinking?    Any suggestions?        Many Thanks, Jim

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The "Connect 3rd Party Programs to Port 5" message only applies to the 1st program you want to connect to the radio via CAT.  To add a 2nd program, open the SmartCAT control panel and add a dedicated port.  This will create another virtual serial port pair, for example COM6-COM16.  Simply tell the 2nd program to use COM6.  You can repeat this procedure as often as you need to.

73, Ray, K9DUR