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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm having trouble with it. I check my voltages and Pin 5 which is suppose to be ground is giving me +5 volts. i connected an led to see if it would turn on and off and this is not working. I got the morse code program running. I'm really not sure what to do. The thing that bothers me most it that theres a voltage on pin 5
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Turn the LED around.

There is always a voltage on pin 5 if the computer is turned on.
The valid voltages are +12 or -12, depending on whether the signal
is ON or OFF. The voltages are allowed to go as low as +3 and -3,
and will often be +5 or -5, but should never be zero for more than
the tiny amount of time it takes to switch between the two voltages.
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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ok now i understand. now why wont my thing work then?
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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ok but how do i make the led blink morse code and why wont it even send the morse code to my am radio i have it set to 1000 am all connections are good
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you using an ancient operating system?
Try it on Windows XP or Windows 2000.
Ancient operating systems use a different serial interface API than what the
code is expecting.

Make sure you have the transmitter connected to the serial port you told
the program to use, and not some other port.

Start with the radio very close to the transmitter. If you hear the static
get quiet, then the oscillator is getting power.
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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im using windows 98 and how would i have to rearrange to work on windows 98? im choosing the right port and the radio is right up to the oscillator.
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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hello? you still here simon?
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Martin Sagendorf (Unregistered Guest)
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I'm also using Windows 98 and find that the S/W can't "find" the serial port.
Help! How can I cnage the code (or whatever) to make it work?
Thanks in advance.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your frog doesn't have wings.
Don't expect it to fly.

The program won't work on your cell phone, on your calculator, on your
Nintendo, or on your 8 year old operating system. The world has moved
on. It is time to upgrade your computer.
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmm ok i do have a labtop with windows XP, but the problem with that is that it doesnt have a serial port. Whats can i do? is it possible to get a serial to usb cable? would that work?
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hello Simon you still here.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 1:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, I'm over here.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 1:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Google is your friend.

Especially look at the advertisements on the right side, since you are
looking to buy something.
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Dayz (Unregistered Guest)
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yes i understand i'm asking if that cable would work.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 11:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any serial port will work, whether it is USB or not.

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