The top row of the Home page contains quick access buttons for the CW, Voice, and RTTY transmit memories. The top left button opens a virtual keyboard that transmits CW or RTTY if one of these modes are active. The second button from the left opens the Tx Buffer page for the selected mode. Touch 1 through 10 to immediately transmit a buffer.

Home page

The Tx Buffer page lists the 10 buffers available.

CW Tx Buffer Page

The menu buttons on the bottom line determine what happens when you touch one of the buffer lines. For example, if Select is active, touching a buffer line immediately transmits that buffer. Edit opens the virtual keyboard so you can edit a buffer, and Delete deletes the buffer you touch.

Editing the Voice Transmit Memory is a two part process. Like the CW and RTTY memories, select the Edit mode. Touching the memory you want to edit opens the virtual keyboard page where you enter a title for that voice memory slot. For example, if you are going to record several CQ messages for a contest you might name the first slot “CQ Contest”. The second slot might be a CQ that includes your location so you would name that slot “CQ with QTH”, and so on. Use descriptive names for each of your memory slots.

Touch Ok to save the message’s name and the Edit Voice Memory page will open. You can set the Mic Gain here if needed. To record your message select Record then touch the Start button. When complete, press the Start button again to stop. Messages can be any length up to the size of your micro SD card. Select Playback and the Start to listen to your message in the headphones. Continue this process until you’re satisfied with the message then press the <– arrow to return to the Home page.

Voice Tx Buffer

You can also use the mic’s PTT to start and stop recording or playback.

NOTE: Messages are recorded in .RAW audio format and are saved in the /TXMSG/ folder on the micro SD card using the name VMSGn-0 to VMSGn-9 format where n is the hex value of the selected radio port# (0 to F). This allows individual messages for every radio port. When recording messages with shared database selected, the file name does not include the radio port #.