Need to be able to send/save recorded audio

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In SmartSDR, I would like the ability to save and send audio files. I am an ARRL Official Observer and having the ability to send a file to a ham or up the line for FCC action would be very helpful.
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Andrew Thall

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Bill -VA3WTB

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What a lot do is record with Audcity and save the file in what ever format you want.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Many Log programs will also allow you to do that and add call sign plus name it with the date and time automatically, for example HRD.
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Mike va3mw

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Audcity is free and works well. I've done it many times.

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Andrew Thall

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Thank you for your responses.  I will look into Audacity.
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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My understanding is that the audio file is stored in the radio and not externally saved on the PC. The simple solution for Flex or a 3rd party developer would be to create their own audio program within SmartSDR or to acompany it. This I'm sure is on the feature request but not sure what the priority is. Until then, there are many free audio programs you can use to record audio in a variety of formats like mp3. For example Adacity, just open up the program, Edit, Preferences and in the Record section select the DAX RX the slice is using, and select mono since you don't need it in stereo. Hit the record but and bingo your recording. You can easily edit the audio to you liking. The use File, Export Audio to the format and folder you want.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I do that with Audacity, recording from a DAX channel.  I also can do it with "OpenBroadcaster" which lets me do a screen capture of the video on my 6500, too, and document it through my mike with play-by-play commentary!  Slick!  Both programs are freeware.
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Andrew,
Yes, Audacity is the way to go.  One problem I've found with DAX is that it only records RX and not TX audio.  If you don't want to deal with DAX, try putting an splitter cable on the speaker output and running a patch cable to your computer's sound card input.  I've done that and record all my operating QSOs.  If I want to save part of the audio record (such as a contact with a "rare one"), I use the editing functions of Audacity which are quite intuitive.