Before using the system, you MUST enter your callsign, especially if you intend to transmit in a room which includes gateways to RF links. You need only do this on initial setup, unless you change your callsign.You can NO LONGER use the International characters set in the in callsign, room and comments fields. For example  is Alt 0216, Click in this button to connect to the server and room entered on the PC The button will change colour to grey while you are connectedClick on the disconnect button to disconnect from the server & room that you were connected to. The button will change to grey when disconnectedClick on this button or press enter on the keyboard to send the text commentYou can enter a free format text comment in this field, and the text will appear against your callsign in the user list for the room when you click on send or press enter on the keyboard.You can do this anytime you are connected even when other people are talking in the room.If your comment is too long, only the part that will fit in the user list will be displayed... there is no scroll function. See also system monitor.Following this simple protocol will ensure that you are not incorrectly muted, kicked or banned by an administrator.opens the system monitor, and allows you to see the available servers and occupied roomsSelecting a room is like selecting a channel or frequency on which to make a QSO.Servers are usually set up with a number of pre defined rooms to chat in.Click on the down arrow next to the room number to scroll down a list of the available rooms on a server.To change to a different room click on the room of your choice, the room name will turn blue, then press enter.You can also create other rooms on an ad hoc basis by typing your own room name in the room field and pressing enter. Alternatively, you can use the system monitor to select servers or rooms.A server operator may require the PC User to enter the correct password before connection can be made to the server.This is the domain name [or IP address] for the server Selecting a server is like using the band switch on a radio transceiver. In order to connect to a server, the port number must be correct Selecting a port on a server is like selecting the correct CTCSS tone to access a repeater channel.You can edit the list of presets to include only those that you prefer to useYou can also add other presets as you use the system, in similar way to adding web sites to your favourites list on your web browser More on editing presetsThe PC Client software is supplied with the settings for some servers preset. These can be selected by using the down arrow button, then clicking on the server of your choice.Selecting a preset will also change the port and room settings to those that were defined for the preset... see also edit belowThis control allows you to adjust the output level to your speakers. Click on the Output Vol slider and adjust it while listening to someone who is transmitting in a room.You may need to set up your sound card to ensure that the mike works correctly Before transmitting you will need to set up your mike levelThe Vu meter works offline... without pressing the PTT When talking normally into the mike, the Mic Vu meter should just go into the dark green on speech peaks. Distortion will occur if you the level is set too high... going into the red. Click on the Mic Vol slider and adjust it while talking to give the correct level.If the level is excessively high or low then you may need to check the boost setting on your sound card control panel. Once this level has been set you should not need to adjust it again unless you change microphones.To talk to the users shown in the room, press [click] and hold this button while talking. Alternatively, press the space bar while talking. If you are a pc user and you are talking to another pc user in room 101 English, you might like to qsy to another room so room 101 English can be left free for pc users to rf gateways or rf gateways to rf gateways.This function switches off the blue screen when you press the PTT button .

PTT Button

To talk to the users shown in the room, press [click] and hold this button while talking. Alternatively, press the space bar while talking.

If you are a pc user and you are talking to another pc user in room 101 English, you might like to QSY to another room so room 101 English can be left free for pc users to RF gateways or RF gateways to RF gateways.

Mic Vu Setting

You may need to set up your sound Windows XP card to ensure that the mike works correctly Before transmitting you will need to set up your mike level, the Vu meter works offline... without pressing the PTT When talking normally into the mike, the Microphone Vu meter should just go into the dark green on speech peaks. Distortion will occur if you the level is set too high... going into the red. Click on the Microphone Volume slider and adjust it while talking to give the correct level. If the level is excessively high or low then you may need to check the boost setting on your sound card control panel. Once this level has been set you should not need to adjust it again unless you change microphones.

Output Vu Setting

This control allows you to adjust the output level to your speakers. Click on the Output Volume slider and adjust it while listening to someone who is transmitting in a room.

Presets 

The PC Client software is supplied with the settings for some servers preset. These can be selected by using the down arrow button, then clicking on the server of your choice. Selecting a preset will also change the port and room settings to those that were defined for the preset... see also edit below

Edit 

You can edit the list of presets to include only those that you prefer to use you can also add other presets as you use the system, in similar way to adding web sites to your favourites list on your web browser More on editing presets

Server & Port

This is the domain name [or IP address] for the server Selecting a server is like using the band switch on a radio transceiver. In order to connect to a server, the port number must be correct Selecting a port on a server is like selecting the correct CTCSS tone to access a repeater channel.

Server Password 

A server operator may require the PC User to enter the correct password before connection can be made to the server.

Blue Screen TX

This function switches off the blue screen when you press the PTT button .

Room 

Selecting a room is like selecting a channel or frequency on which to make a QSO. Servers are usually set up with a number of pre defined rooms to chat in. Click on the down arrow next to the room number to scroll down a list of the available rooms on a server. To change to a different room click on the room of your choice, the room name will turn blue, then press enter. You can also create other rooms on an ad hoc basis by typing your own room name in the room field and pressing enter. Alternatively, you can use the system monitor to select servers or rooms.

Who's in the room 

A list of users by callsign and their last text comment sent when a user or gateway transmits, their entry on the list is highlighted BLUE, for example 

Clicking this button opens the system monitor and allows you to see the available servers and occupied rooms

Connect & Disconnect 

Click in this button to connect to the server and room entered on the PC The button will change colour to grey while you are connected Click on the disconnect button to disconnect from the server & room that you were connected to. The button will change to grey when disconnected

Callsign

Before using the system, you MUST enter your callsign, especially if you intend to transmit in a room which includes gateways to RF links. You need only do this on initial setup, unless you change your callsign. You can NO LONGER use the International characters set in the in callsign, room and comments fields. For example is Alt 0216, If you are a way from home and portable do not use the /P at the end of your callsign as this is not required on the eQSO system as you are using the computer and not the radio to make your contacts you could put a comment in the comments box saying that you are portable and maybe where you are or tell them verbally. When you go on holiday and you are using eQSO in another country please put the prefix of the country you're in, in the comment line.

If you are a pc user and you are talking to another pc user in room 101 English, you might like to QSO to another room so room 101 English can be left free for pc users to RF gateways or RF gateways to RF gateways.

Comment 

You can enter a free format text comment in this field, and the text will appear against your callsign in the user list for the room when you click on send or press enter on the keyboard. You can do this anytime you are connected even when other people are talking in the room. If your comment is too long, only the part that will fit in the user list will be displayed... there is no scroll function. See also system monitor.

Send

Click on this button or press enter on the keyboard to send the text comment.