[WriteLog] SO2R audio switching option from keyboard ??
Joe Subich, W4TV
lists at subich.com
Sun Jul 7 15:58:05 EDT 2013
>From your answer, I take that there is no way to get it the way I want
> through WL.
I did not say that. Unless you want something really weird, MK2R+ is
capable of just about *any* audio configuration. It is a matter of
deciding what you want, setting up that configuration and making sure
that Writelog is not fighting with MK2R+.
The only time one should need to touch MK2R+ "in battle" is to recall
a completely different configuration - e.g. when going from dueling
CQs on 20/15 to operating split and listening to both one's transmit
frequency and a QSX frequency on 40 meters. Even going from dual S&P
or dueling CQs to running a large pile-up should not take anything more
than couple tapes to the mode button to turn off latch and a hot-key
in Writelog to disable stereo (split).
It's all a matter or working with the automation rather than trying to
force it to do things as if your were controlling each item manually.
> 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 a very bad idea. The switches and LEDS are a matrix that is
scanned/multiplexed. Trying to extend those wires is an invitation
to RFI both to and from the device and is likely to have serious
problems with bus loading.
... 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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