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Voice Keyer for the Mac Available Now

Pete - W6OPPete - W6OP Member ✭✭
edited June 16 in New Ideas
A free voice keyer for the Mac is now available. The SDR Voice Keyer can run on the Mac with dogparkSDR or FlexRadio SmartSDR running in a virtual PC or even on another Mac or Microsoft Windows PC on the same network. You do not need xDax or xCat as SDR Voice Keyer handles all audio and control functions on its own.

You can read more about SDR Voice Keyer and download a copy at https://w6op.com

Please leave comments and bug reports in the comment form at the end of the article.

73,

Peter W6OP



Comments

  • George Molnar, KF2TGeorge Molnar, KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Well done, sir! Might get me on phone again...
  • Bob G   W1GLVBob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited June 16
    IInstalled your VoiceKeyer and it works well, the only thing I would like to see is a method to label the voice activation keys. Nice work.
  • Pete - W6OPPete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Yes, that will be in a future version. I'm retired as a professional Microsoft Windows programmer and this is my first shot at programming on the Mac. Since I had it ready to go I wanted to get it out and add more functionality as I go along.

    I also wanted it as small as possible but I will have to put bigger keys on it to do labels. The voice keyer has TouchBar support too if you have one of the newer MacBook Pros.
  • W1MSGW1MSG Member
    edited December 2019
    Awesome , just downloaded and was super easy to set up and use. I also use Audacity so I just followed your instructions and I was in business. 

    If you are planning on doing any more with this can I suggest a 10 minute timer and have it play a designated audio file?

    Thanks again this is awesome !
  • Ted  VE3TRQTed VE3TRQ Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Not a 10 minute timer :-) A programmable timer - in Canada we identify every 30 minutes.
  • W1MSGW1MSG Member
    edited February 2019
    That works too !
  • Pete - W6OPPete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    I'll have a new version in a week or so and I am adding labels for the buttons. This will make it somewhat larger as I allow about 10 characters on each button I am thinking of doing 2 rows of 5 buttons rather than a longer display. I like things compact but I am open to comments.

    I can easily add a timer, variable for each persons need. I am curious though how you guys use it that you want a timer. I only use it for DX so my call goes out almost every time. Do you just want it so when you are chatting that it will automatically send your call? Might talk over someone at that point, or just a reminder?
  • Ted  VE3TRQTed VE3TRQ Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    In Canada, a timer is hardly necessary, as I don't ever remember talking for 30 minutes, hi hi, and we all end any over by signing. However, my point was only that IF a timer is implemented, it should be variable.
  • W1MSGW1MSG Member
    edited February 2019
    Well I do a lot of rag chewing. The latest PowerSDR from KE9NS for the older Flex units has this ability. Its only one of the things I miss about my 5000, there are numerous other features I miss, but getting the easy remote capability was a plus for a 6000 series..
    Thats why I love the Voice Keyer you have created. !  Probably why I support Open Source as there are so many great programming minds out there. But Flex will never go that route.
  • K3SFK3SF Member ✭✭
    edited May 4
    hi pete

    i just downloaded v3.0.1 to mac mini running catalina.

    i bringup the pref panel, load .wav files then close pref panel
    and NO .wav are saved nor are button populated

    every time i close the pref panel the reopen it all the save .wav files are gone





    the buttons never get filled in either when loading the  .wav files

    Paul K3SF
  • Pete - W6OPPete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited May 4
    I'll take a look Paul. I've already have some loaded so let me start with a new install and see if I have broken something. I'll get back to you shortly.
  • K3SFK3SF Member ✭✭
    edited May 6
    hi pete

    i just downloaded v3.0.1 to mac mini running catalina.

    i bringup the pref panel, load .wav files then close pref panel
    and NO .wav are saved nor are button populated

    every time i close the pref panel the reopen it all the save .wav files are gone





    the buttons never get filled in either when loading the  .wav files

    Paul K3SF
  • K3SFK3SF Member ✭✭
    edited May 4
    roger that

  • Pete - W6OPPete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited May 4
    Go ahead and download it again. It should work for you now. It was a mistake I made while cleaning up some old code. Of course when I went to fix it I ran into another problem I had to fix too.

    73,
    Pete
  • K3SFK3SF Member ✭✭
    edited May 6
    hi pete

    did a do new download this evening

    all is working well just like the old version


    i want to thank all the great Mac Programmers here for awesome job they do in developing s/w for flex-mac combo

    All this great s/w allows me to play radio rather than being a 'puter nanny

    cu
    paul K3SF




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