Recording Audio via WinWarbler's QSO Info panel

You can use the Audio button in the QSO Info panel on WinWarbler's Main window to initiate and terminate the recording of an audio file in .wav format at 6K bytes per second.

The QSO Info panel Audio button is located between its Begin and Log buttons:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/QSOInfo.jpg

The icon present on this button indicates the current state of audio recording, and the action that will be taken when the button is next clicked:

Audio button icon

current state

action when clicked

action when CTRL-clicked

action when Shift-clicked

action when Alt-clicked

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioDisabled.jpg

Disabled

display the Audio Recording Configuration window

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg

Ready

start recording, new state: Recording

display the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window

start recording, new state: Recording

start recording, new state: Recording

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecording.jpg

Recording

stop and save audio to file, new state: Recorded

stop and save audio to file, new state: Recorded

stop and save audio to file, new state: Ready

stop and discard audio, new state: Ready

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg

Recorded

start playing the last recorded audio file

stop playback

new state: Ready

discard recorded audio file, new state: Ready

In the Recording or Recorded states,

Setup

  1. Display the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window by CTRL-clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioDisabled.jpg or http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button, or by clicking the Audio Recording button at the bottom of the Configuration window's General tab

  2. In the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window

    1. check the Enable box to enable the QSO Info panel's Audio button

    2. use the Soundcard selector to select the sound card connected to your transceiver's audio output; you can choose the same soundcard selected for PSK & RTTY Reception on the Configuration window's Soundcard tab.

With Audio Recording enabled, you can also display the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window by depressing the CTRL key while clicking the QSO Info panel's http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button.

Typical Usage Scenario

To record a DX station's response in case you'll need it for future reference,

  1. when the DX station responds to your call, start recording by clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button

  2. at the end of the DX station's transmission, stop recording by clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecording.jpg button

  3. then,
    • to immediately discard the recorded audio, depress the Alt key while clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button

    • to play the recorded audio, click the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button

    • to save the recorded audio without including the audio filename in the logged QSO's audio file item, depress the Shift key while clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button; to save the recorded audio and include the audio filename in the logged QSO's audio file item, depress the Shift key while clicking the Log button

Additional Options

If the Automatically start and stop recording option is enabled in the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window, WinWarbler will automatically record each QSO's audio and include the audio filename with the logged QSO:

To display the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window, depress the CTRL key while clicking the QSO Info panel's http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button, or click the Audio Recording button at the bottom of the Configuration window's General tab.

If when you direct DXKeeper to delete a QSO you want it to automatically delete the QSO's audio file item, then

  1. click the Audio Recording Config button on the General tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window

  2. in the Audio Recording Configuration window that appears, check the Automatically delete QSO Audio file button

Recording Audio After a QSO is Logged

To better substantiate your QSO with a DX station, you can use WinWarbler's audio macro commands to record audio of your QSO and the QSO that follows your QSO. To do so,

  1. disable the Automatically start and stop recording option in the WinWarbler Audio Recording Configuration window

  2. define a LogButKeepRecording macro that includes the commands <log_qso: audio> <clear-qso>

  3. define a SaveRecording macro that includes the command <audio_record_stop: complete>

Initiate recording by clicking the QSO Info panel's http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button or by executing a macro containing a <audio_record_start> command. When your QSO is complete, invoke the LogButKeepRecording macro; WinWarbler will continue to record audio until you invoke the SaveRecording macro, which will save the recorded audio to the file whose filename was logged with the QSO.

Note that if a <log_qso: audio> or <log_qso_eqsl: audio> macro is executed in the Recording state, any subsequent attempt to discard the recorded audio will instead save the recorded audio to the file whose filename was logged with the QSO.

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