[WriteLog] SO2R audio switching option from keyboard ??
Joe Subich, W4TV
lists at subich.com
Sun Jul 7 15:41:59 EDT 2013
> I don't think I'm asking for anything crazy. I want simple audio
> switching that mimics exactly what the MK2R+ box has on it's front
> panel independent of TX focus.
MK2R+ audio switching is independent of TX focus if you set it and
Writelog up correctly. MK2R+'s receive audio follows the Writelog
Receive focus (white entry window) plus PTT status and PTT source
(computer/manual). There is no dependence on writelog transmit
focus ("green ball") at all unless you have Writelog sending RX
focus commands (headphones reverse, headphones latch, etc.) with
If configured correctly, you should not need *any* interaction with
MK2R+ front panel unless you need to change the entire set of audio
states or are trying to create custom configurations on the fly.
> I'll play with configurations some more since I'm getting functions
> that are NOT as you describe .. for example; blocking all audio in
> both ears when either TX is transmitting;
Are you talking about when the computer is transmitting or when the
operator is transmitting (paddles, mic PTT/Footswitch)? You can
create *any* supported configuration - including continuing to listen
to the the transmitting monitor/sidetone and assign it to the "Monitor"
(Manual TX on ...) states - this allows the ability to hear the other
radio only when WriteLog is sending a message or CQ (Computer TX on
... state) and the monitor/sidetone when the operator transmits.
Either set of states can be enabled or disabled ("Latch" - computer
vs. "monitor" for manual) independently as desired. "Stereo" is an
override and can be selected using the Writelog "Headphones Split"
command toggle (hot key).
I generally set up a basic configuration with latch and monitor then
program one of the "Mode" buttons to "reverse latch" and "reverse
monitor" which will effectively allow me to enable or disable those
functions "on the fly" without bothering to load a different scenario.
> Yes, I've tried several of the canned scenarios.
It's all a matter of learning how the software works and implementing
your style using with the tools that MK2R+ and WriteLog provide. It
is not something that happens in a vacuum.
... Joe, W4TV
On 7/7/2013 2:14 PM, Alan Maenchen wrote:
>>From your answer, I take that there is no way to get it the way I want
> through WL.
> I agree with that summation, although that isn't exactly what you said.
> I don't think I'm asking for anything crazy. I want simple audio switching
> that mimics exactly what the MK2R+ box has on it's front panel independent
> of TX focus. I can't put the box close to the keyboard for convenience.
> That's why I'm looking for a solution under WL control. It's become obvious
> that doesn't work.
> My backup plan is to physically attach wires to the MK2R+ front panel
> switches and bring them out to parallel switches that I can locate on (or
> next to) the keyboard. That's not as nice as an integrated solution, but
> much better than what I have now.
> I'll play with configurations some more since I'm getting functions that
> are NOT as you describe .. for example; blocking all audio in both ears
> when either TX is transmitting; when RX is in AUTO. I don't see anything in
> the router setup or in WL that would do that.
> (I just updated firmware in the MK2R+ box and the router... that made no
> difference.) Yes, I've tried several of the canned scenarios.
> 73, Alan AD6E
>> Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:14:09 -0400
>> From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists at subich.com>
>> To: writelog at contesting.com
>> Subject: Re: [WriteLog] SO2R audio switching option from keyboard ??
>> Message-ID: <51D86C81.60404 at subich.com>
>> You are asking a question for which there is no simple answer.
>> The solution depends on -
>> your understanding of your transceiver:
>> (is SSB monitor and CW QSK generated in the left ear, right ear
>> or both),
>> MK2R+ has eight audio switching states - 1) in receive with focus
>> on Radio 1, 2) in receive with focus on Radio 2, 3) computer
>> transmit (stored messages) with RX focus on radio 1, 4) computer
>> transmit with RX focus on radio 2, 5) transmitting manually (PTT
>> footswitch, or paddles) with RX focus on radio 1, 6) transmitting
>> manually with RX focus on Radio 2, 7) "Stereo" and 8) "Fixed"
>> ("auto" OFF).
>> The audio routing for each of those states is defined in microHAM
>> Router (Functions tab) and optionally stored in one of the eight
>> "functions" memories in MK2R+
>> MK2R+ can also be commanded to arbitrary audio routing by commands
>> within the protocol if the software can send an arbitrary string to
>> the SO2R control port.
>> Your understanding of WriteLog:
>> WriteLog generally has three states - 1) RX focus on Radio 1,
>> 2) RX Focus on radio 2, and 3) "Stereo" - with optional "latch"
>> (switch to opposite rig during transmit). Does WriteLog allow
>> for arbitrary SO2R control strings?
>> In general, you need to first determine where the audio is coming from
>> (monitor/sidetone), then decide what you want to hear in each of the
>> first seven MK2R+ "states", configure each of those states using the
>> "Functions tab", save that configuration to MK2R+ to make it active,
>> and enable the "Stereo" toggle in WriteLog.
>> All the information on configuring MK2R+ is in the User Manual.
>> microHAM Router ships with an example "Scenarios" file installed
>> in the configuration directory that can be loaded (Load ALL from
>> file) to provide a starting point for experimentation.
>> Audio switching is uniquely individual - nobody can give you a "do it
>> this way" recipe that will be appropriate for your station and your
>> personal operating style (particularly since operating styles tend to
>> change with changing band conditions).
>> ... Joe, W4TV
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