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   a. type ''<start><start><play: cq.wav><stop>'' into the '''F5 contents''' box    a. type ''<start><play: cq.wav><stop>'' into the '''F5 contents''' box

Constructing and Invoking Macros

Constructing a CQ macro for CW, PSK, or RTTY

  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

Constructing a CQ macro for Phone

  1. Save a recording of yourself calling CQ to the file CQ.wav in your WinWarbler folder's Phone sub-folder.

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

  3. in WinWarbler's Macros window,

    1. type CQ into the F5 title box

    2. type <start><play: cq.wav><stop> into the F5 contents box

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

Invoking a CQ macro

To invoke the macro described 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:

  • cw sample.txt

  • psk sample.txt

  • rtty sample.txt

Startup Macros

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

  • a CW startup macro that can be executed whenever you switch to CW mode
  • a Phone startup macro that can be executed whenever you switch to Phone mode
  • a PSK startup macro that can be executed whenever you switch to PSK31, PSK63, or PSK125 mode
  • a RTTY startup macro that can be executed whenever you switch to RTTY mode

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:

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


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

Getting Started with DXLab

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