[WT-support] SSB Messages and Keying

John Coleman vk6nu at arach.net.au
Sat Sep 11 14:52:35 CEST 2004

Hi Larry/Oliver and WT users

Thanks for the info, I will experiment with the WAV files. The keying issue
I cannot get to work the way I want. I want to use Com 1 only for voice
keying so I can use my existing interface that works with all my other
programs. My Com port 4 is my Rig1 control which works fine. When I try to
set Com 1 to key the rig as the voice keyer it will not allow me to do this
as I must have Rig 1 selected in Com 1 to activate the keyer.(Rig 1 is
already set in Com 4). The program will not allow me to have Rig1 selected
on 2 com ports. If I disable Com 4 and have rig 1 selected in Com 1 it will
send the DVK messages fine but then I have no Rig control. I would have to
make up a new lead and use Com1 to use DVK and Rig Control which I don't
want to do unless I have to. Is it possible to dedicate one Com port alone
to DVK via Soundcard and one Com port alone to Rig 1 Control. this way
people can use their existing leads.  I am not sure how other users feel
about this but I think most people would have seperate leads for their sound
card keying and their rig control but I may be wrong. The way it operates at
the moment You have to use the same com port for Rig control and DVK as the
Option does not open up in Network, TNC, W5XD Multi keyer and if I select
RIG 2 for Com port 1  it keys up the RIG 1 all the time. Hope all this makes
sense. I am looking at this from a new users point of view who has  been
using 2 com ports 1 for PSK31, RTTY etc via Soundcard and 1 for Rig control.
At the moment WT will not allow this user to use the DVK without making up a
new combined DVK/Rig control lead which I presume would work ok. Maybe
others just use 1 Com port for PTT and Rig Control ????!!!!!..

Happy to hear other users comments on how their systems work.

73 John VK6NU

PS I have been using the program for WAE today. The more I use it the more I
like it.

---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laurent HAAS - F6FVY" <f6fvy at free.fr>
To: <support at win-test.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [WT-support] SSB Messages and Keying

> Hi John
> John Coleman a écrit :
> > I have tried
> > recording messages with Audacity but they play very slow as someone said
> > in an earlier post. If I record through WT with Shift F1 they record ok,
> > but I got caught out as it stores the message a msg0.wav and not
> > msg1.way as I expected for the F1 key. I found that out when I looked in
> > the WT  directory after recording.
> The 0 index for F1 message file is C-language related. In fact, in C,
> all first elements are noted 0. But, you're right, it leads to confusion
> for users.
> I experimented some sound work this morning with Audacity (I'm using the
> 1.2.0pre3 version - not sure it's the last one) on my machine (a laptop
> with internal mike only) :
> - If you reopen a message recorded with WT, process it, and File/Export
> as WAV, it works like a charm. At least for me.
> - If you record a message from scratch in Audacity, you _MUST_ use the
> 8000 Hz sampling frequency (use the menu on the bottom left of the
> Audacity main window). You'd better set this sampling rate BEFORE
> starting to record as it might take some time for Audacity to resample
> data. If you use another sampling freq (or don't even change it - it is
> initially set @ 44,1 KHz), you will experience a _very_ low speed in WT
> (we heard a roar instead of a voice :-) ).
> We will consider in a future version the possibility to open
> 'any-sampled-freq' WAV files.
> > 2nd Question.
> > How do I PTT the rig when using the voice keyer via sound card. I
> > enabled the DVK and tried using my normal RTTY/PSK serial cable that
> > works with all my other programs but no go. I tried setting up Com 1 to
> > TNC -Network etc but could get it to key but not release. Has anyone got
> > a fix for this or what do I need to do.  When I manually key the rig it
> > transmits the message ok.
> With COM port, the PTT line is asserted to the RTS output. Of course, it
> must not be in conflict with the serial flow if you use it for TNC or
> whatever (= Set the handshake to NONE on this COM).
> Oh... BTW, you _MUST_ enable CW on the COM port to use the PTT line on
> that port, even on Phone (a bit tricky, isn't ? ;-) ).
> > Thanks in advance, love the program just sorting out my set up.
> Hope this helps !
> 73
> Larry - F6FVY
> PS : My audio tests showed me a bug : Don't quit while a message is
> playing ! It will crash WT :-(  Well, not a big deal, as you wanted to
> quit anyway... To be fixed...
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