I have a Kenwood TS-590S with a VGS-1 voice guide/storage module, which I use in multi/multi contesting operations for voice keying (calling CQ). There's one drawback - it seems to only transmit recorded voice if:
- I press PTT while the voice keyer is playing audio. I need to press PTT through the whole transmission: PTT down, press the voice keyer CH1 playback button, wait for it to speak out, release PTT. Not very practical for automated CQ (the keyer does have automatic retransmission every N seconds).
- VOX is enabled. We have some audio QRM in the contest operation room (small room, 4 stations), and my VOX sometimes activates when a fellow operator catches a "rare one" on another band and starts yelling in excitement, so I'd like to disable VOX.
Is there a way to set it up to drive PTT for the duration of the playback?