Voice Macros

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Aug 4, 2023, 2:47:41 PMAug 4
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Hi All,
I'm trying to catch up with features that I was asked for ages ago, one is voice macros, i.e. you click a button and a recording is transmitted.
Should these be per mode (ssb, am, fm, (digital voice)) or should all voice modes share the same set of macros?
73 Alan M0NNB


Aug 13, 2023, 11:36:55 AMAug 13
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Hi Alan, apologies for the late response, have been away. 

I don't think there is a need for different voice macro per mode.  It would be useful to be able to select from a list with user definable names. In my case I would normally use one of two, a general fairly long cq call when working qrp and a contest style cq when on 2m UKAC contests.  I can conceive of other cq calls if say working from a campsite in say France.  If recording the message is simple then keeping the User interface and implementation simple with just one button would be perfectly fine. 
The Elecraft K3 which i have used on a contest station has four memories each accessible via a dedicated button. A short press plays the message for the button once. A long press repeats the message continuously with a definable interval of receive between.  A press of the ptt stops the playback and returns to receive. There is a maximum time limit so the messages cannot play forever by accident, and I think there is a maximum message length, which could be a good idea to prevent misuse 


Dave M0WID
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