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>> This only works if my COM port is set at 19.2 kbaud.
>i.e. set by the computer, the signal, a passing stranger, or someone
>... but I'm in England, and the translation of such subtleties may be
>completely different in the US!
Here in the USA, "x is set at y" means that the device x has a variety of
possible states (settings) into which a computer, signal, passing stranger,
or other agent can place it, and that it currently occupies the state known
as y. ...RM