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To begin Phone operation, click the Phone button in the Operating Mode panel located on the right side of WinWarbler's main window. You can specify a set of commands to be executed whenever WinWarbler switches to Phone mode by setting up a Phone startup macro.
Setting up for Phone operation
If you'll be switching your transceiver between Receive and Transmit either manually or via its VOX circuit, then uncheck the Phone panel's Assert PTT during Phone box. If the Assert PTT during Phone box is checked, WinWarbler will PTT your transceiver as specified settings on the PTT tab's mode panel and PTT serial port panel.
Specify the Phone mode -- AM, FM, or SSB -- in the Phone panel's Xcvr Mode selector. If you switch to Phone mode with Commander running, WinWarbler will direct Commander to place your transceiver in the designated mode. If you choose SSB, then LSB will be used if the transceiver frequency is below 10 MHz, and USB will be used if the transceiver's frequency is above 10 MHz.
If you'll be using any of the play or say macros described below, select the soundcard to be used.
Operating in Phone
To transmit in Phone,
start transmission by clicking the Main window's transmit panel's Start button (or striking the F2 or Insert keys)
speak, or invoke macros containing commands that generate speech
click the transmit panel's Stop button (or strike F4 or Ctrl-Enter) when complete
You can immediately terminate a Phone transmission by clicking the Abort button (or striking the Esc or End key).
Text generated by macros is ignored in Phone mode. The following commands generate speech via the sound card when executed with WinWarbler in Phone mode:
<play: filename> -- plays the designated .wav file in the specified .wav file folder
<say: message> -- speaks the message
<saycallsign> -- speaks the contents of the QSO Info panel's Call textbox
<saycallsignPhonetics> -- speaks the contents of the QSO Info panel's Call textbox phonetically
The <say: message>, saycallsign>, and <saytxserial> commands require that you populate WinWarbler's Phone folder with the following files:
A.wav, B.wav, ... Z.wav - each containing a recording of the spoken letter
0.wav, 1.wav, ... 9.wav - each containing a recording of the spoken number
slash.wav - containing a recording of the word slash or stroke
The <saycallsignphonetics> command requires that you populate WinWarbler's Phone folder with the files A_phonetic.wav, B_phonetic.wav, ... Z_phonetic.wav - each containing a recording of the spoken letter's phonetic (e.g. Alpha, Bravo, ...Zulu).
All of WinWarbler's logging facilities can be used with Phone, including automatic interoperation with DXKeeper if its running.
WinWarbler automatically interoperates with Commander, an transceiver control program for Alinco, Elecraft, Flexradio, Icom, Kachina, Kenwood, TenTec, and Yaesu radios. If WinWarbler and Commander are running simultaneously, WinWarbler's xcvr freq selector will automatically track your transceiver's frequency as you QSY; it does not matter in what order the two programs are started.
If you modify the contents of the xcvr freq selector and then strike the Enter key, WinWarbler will direct Commander to QSY your transceiver to the specified frequency
If you open the xcvr freq selector, you can choose a preset frequency; doing so places the transceiver in simplex mode (as opposed to split frequency operation), selects its primary VFO, and sets that FRO to the preset frequency
Additional Phone options
If your transceiver's frequency readout does display the actual transmitted frequency and your are running Commander, the Phone offset setting can be used to display the correct frequency in the Main window's Phone Receive panel, ensuring that an accurate frequency will be logged with the QSO.