WinWarbler RTTY Transmission Via External Modem

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Information to be transmitted is entered into the Transmit Pane by direct keystroke; to clear information entered into the Transmit Pane, click the X button on the transmit pane's right margin. To increase the number of text lines visible in the transmit pane, click the resize button on the transmit pane's right margin. Sixteen macro buttons provide an alternative means of supplying information to be transmitted; macros can automatically transmit your callsign, the callsign, name, and QTH of the station with whom you are in QSO, incoming and outgoing signal reports, the current UTC time or date, and the contents of files.

With both soundcard and external modem receive panes active, you can decode the same signal simultaneously (diversity decoding), or simultaneously monitor nearby signals  -- such as a DX station and her pileup. Clicking the soundcard RTTY or external modem receive pane selects it; the currently selected pane is distinguished by a red channel label on its left-hand border.  On the Main window, the RTTY receive & transmit panel's QSO selector lets you specify whether transmission is accomplished via soundcard RTTY or via the external modem:

QSO selector Transmission
  via selected pane
S via soundcard RTTY
X via external modem

With the QSO selector set to S or X, the QSO Info panel merges the information captured from the soundcard RTTY and external modem receive panes; otherwise, the information captured from each pane is separately maintained.

To initiate transmission, click the Start button in the transmit panel, or strike the F2 key, or strike the Insert key; the Start button is immediately disabled, and remains so until transmission terminates. Initiating transmission enables the transmit panel's CW ID , Stop, and Abort buttons. As information is transmitted, its displayed in the currently selected receive pane using a white font to differentiate it from received information.  If you are simultaneously receiving RTTY via both soundcard and external modem and wish to transmit via the external modem, you must select the external modem receive pane before initiating transmission; do so by clicking the mouse anywhere within the soundcard RTTY receive pane -- its channel label will turn red to indicate this selection.

If you check the RTTY transmit panel's tune box with modulation set to FSK then clicking the Start button will immediately direct your transceiver to transmit a RTTY mark tone  until you click the Stop or Abort buttons.

Checking the RTTY transmit panel's cmd box will cause keystrokes in the Transmit Pane to be immediately sent to the modem even if transmission has not been initiated; this enables the transmission of keystrokes that place the modem into "command mode" and convey commands. Unchecking the cmd box will cause keystrokes in the Transmit Pane to accumulate until transmission is initiated.

If the auto-stop after idle box is checked, transmission is terminated after idle characters are sent for 15 consecutive seconds; tuning does not activate this mechanism.

To force CW identification to be sent when transmission is terminated, click the CW ID button in the transmit panel, or strike the F3 key; the CW ID button is immediately disabled, and remains so until transmission terminates. 

To automatically terminate transmission after all information to be transmitted has been sent, click the Stop button in the transmit panel, or strike the F4 key, or strike the Enter key while depressing the Ctrl key. You can do this as soon as transmission has begun.

To immediately terminate transmission, click the Abort button in the transmit panel, or strike the Esc or End key. Any un-transmitted information is discarded.

Clicking the right mouse button on the transmit display pane produces a pop-up menu with two commands:

Striking Ctrl-V in the Transmit Pane also initiates the Paste (insert Clipboard into Transmit Pane) operation.

To transmit reversed tones, check the Transmit panel's reverse box; this automatically updates the transmit setting in the Reverse sub-panel on the Config window's RTTY tab.

Transceiver Control

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 the transceiver controlled by Commander is an Elecraft K3 or KX3 in RTTY or RTTY-R mode, text transmitted while the external RTTY receive pane is active will be conveyed to Commander for transmission.