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Why is the narrator going thru my radio and not the computer speakers ? I see no setting for this.
I am new to VARA so am doig a lot of listening. I am amazed at the amount of Windows sounds (door bells and such) that I am hearing. And, even worse, the amount of narrator announcements that are being transmitted.
Per the conversation I just joined:
Most of my listening has been on 20M on 14105. A quick check of the band plan shows this is WELL out of band for SSB. Everyone transmitting narrator here is in violation of their license...and likely not aware they are doing it.
To me the easiest and quickest fix is to turn off narrator. Then, go in and turn off all windows sounds. This should, I'd guess, turn off narrator and all the noise from windows.
Seems to me the default VARAC config should have narrator OFF.
Mine was working fine. Update to new and now I get the voice transmitted also. I went to my sound info and I only show the Kenwood 890 built in sound card. I turned off the windows sounds and it still transmits the voice. Any suggestions?
Got it another thread had this and I turned the narrator off and it is now gone.
Go into your sound settings and set the speakers in the computer as the default device
Well without any screenshots it makes it tough to try to help, but if you only show the 890 as the only soundcard there is the big clue. A "default device" is what Windows will use to play all program sounds.
Guess it begs the question as to, do you have 2 soundcards in your PC, one for Win sounds and one for digi-modes?
Figured it out. The desktop defaults to the computer speakers when VarAC opens and the laptop defaults to the virtual USB port upon starting. Thanks for your response.
You have the power in Sound Control Panel to change this.
This really doesn't tell us much to help you. What are you using for a soundcard modem? DRA, SignaLink or what?
Windows 11 PC into Xiegu X6100 via USB
OK....strange. I switched to my desk top computer ( Windows 11 PC ) and it works as it should. VarAC warble goes thru radio and narration goes thru computer speakers. What gives ?