Constructing and Invoking Macros

Constructing a CQ macro

  1. While depressing the CTRL key, click any button in the Macros panel on WinWarbler's Main window; WinWarbler's Macros window will appear

  2. in WinWarbler's Macros window,

    1. type CQ into the F5 title box

    2. type <start>cq cq cq de <mycall> <mycall> <mycall> k<stop> into the F5 contents box

  3. click the X button in the Macros window's upper-right corner to close this window

Within a macro, a word enclose by angle brackets, like <start> denotes a command. Some commands, like <start>, initiate an action -- in this case, starting transmission. Other commands, like <mycall>, are referred to as substitution commands because they are replaced -- in this case, with the callsign specified in the station callsign box on the Config window's General tab. A full list of action commands and substitution commands is available here

Invoking the CQ macro

To invoke the macro constructed above, either click the button in the upper-left corner of the Macros panel on WinWarbler's Main window, which is now labeled CQ, or with the mouse cursor in any box within WinWarbler's Main window, strike your keyboard's F5 key.

Sample Macros

WinWarbler's Scripts folder includes sample macros for use in CW, PSK, and RTTY:

Startup Macros

Besides constructing macros that are invoked when you click a macro button or strike a function key, you can construct

Startup macros let you optimize WinWarbler for operation in each mode. Since macros can be saved to a file and loaded from a file, one of the ways that a startup macro can optimize WinWarbler for operation in its mode is by loading a set of macros that support operation in that mode. In this screen shot, the PSK, RTTY, and CW startup macros are enabled, and configured to load a set of mode-specific macros:

Getting Started with CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation

Getting Started with DXLab

Macros (last edited 2018-10-03 21:44:34 by AA6YQ)