WinWarbler General Settings

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The General tab of WinWarbler's Configuration window contains 6 panels, each containing a related group of settings that you can inspect and/or modify. This window also provides seven buttons along its bottom border:


General Panel 

station callsign the callsign being used over the air
  • appears in the main window title bar
  • appears in the STATION_CALLSIGN field of each log record
  • can be inserted into macros via the <mycall> command
operator callsign the operator's callsign
  • appears in the OPERATOR field of each log record

  • can be is inserted into macros via the <opcall> command

owner callsign the station owner's callsign
  • appears in the OWNER_CALLSIGN field of each log record
  • can be is inserted into macros via the <ownercall> command
operator first name the operator's first name
show control explanations when checked, enables the display of explanatory information when the mouse cursor lingers over a textbox, button, checkbox, display pane, or setting.
show 0 as when checked, displays the character 0 (zero) as in receive panes
waterfall right-click
  • when unchecked, right-clicking in the waterfall sets the transmit frequency and CTRL-right clicking invokes the optimal offset function
  • when checked, right-clicking in the waterfall invokes the optimal offset function and CTRL-right clicking sets the transmit frequency

split frequency operation if checked ,the XCVR Freq panel's TX frequency selector tracks Commander's transmit frequency; if unchecked, it tracks Commander's primary VFO.
terminate transmission after long idle when checked while in PSK or RTTY mode, automatically terminates transmission after idle characters are sent for 15 consecutive seconds (not activated by tuning)
use multiple monitors when checked, windows that resided on a secondary monitor during the previous session will be restored to the same secondary monitor on startup; when not checked, all windows are restored to the primary monitor on startup
log debugging information when checked, writes diagnostic information to the file errorlog.txt in WinWarbler's folder


Auto Archiving Panel

enable when checked, information presented on each pane is continuously appended to a separate file located in the specified archive folder name
timestamp when checked with automatic archiving enabled, records a timestamp in each active pane's archive file every 5 minutes
archive folder name specifies the pathname of the folder into which archive files will be placed if auto archiving is enabled


Preset Frequencies Panel 

This panel lets you specify up to 12 preset frequencies for selection via the QSO Info panel's Freq selector.

QSY Panel

This panel lets you specify the name of a User-defined Command Sequence in Commander to be executed after WinWarbler directs Commander to change the transceiver's frequency.


Outgoing Spots Panel

spot split frequency when checked, outgoing spot notes will include the QSX frequency if the current RX and TX frequencies are separated by more than 300 Hz
use DXGrid>SpotterGrid format when selected, outgoing spot notes that specify grid squares will use the DXGrid>SpotterGrid format
use SpotterGrid<P>DXGrid format when selected, outgoing spot notes that specify grid squares will use the SpotterGrid <P> DXGrid format, where P is the Propagation Indicator specified in the Outgoing Spots window


Operating Mode Selection Panel

This panel provides the option of automatically changing Operating Mode when Commander reports a change in transceiver mode not initiated by WinWarbler. For example, you can specify that WinWarbler should switch to the RTTY operating mode if your transceiver is switched to RTTY. This panel provides a selector for each transceiver mode. If a selector's contents are empty, then there will be no change in Operating Mode when the transceiver is switched to the transceiver mode associated with that selector. If a selector's contents specify an operating mode, then when Commander reports that the transceiver has switched to the transceiver mode associated with that selector, the specified operating mode will be activated.

Note that transceiver mode changes initiated by <xcvrcommand> or <xcvrsequence> macro commands will trigger Operating Mode Selection, if enabled.

Help Browser Panel

browser pathname if this setting is blank, WinWarbler displays online help using your PC's default HTML browser; if this setting contains the pathname of an HTML browser, WinWarbler displays online help using that browser.


Display Error Log - clicking this button directs Windows to display the errorlog.txt file in your WinWarbler folder

Audio Recording - clicking this button display's WinWarbler's Auto Recording Configuration window

MultiRadio - clicking this button displays WinWarbler's MultiRadio Configuration window