I am not sure what you mean, but you can use Dragon Software's Naturally 
Speaking, version 10, and dictate into the TX window of most programs 
(such as DigiPan, and fldigi, and maybe even Multipsk (although have not 
tested it with Multipsk) and not have to type. However, Naturally 
Speaking does not handle callsigns very well, so what I do is create 
macros to do all that and then just speak what I want to send out. For 
conversation, it pays to "train" Naturally Speaking for a couple of 
weeks, and then you will have very few corrections to make.

For example, to carry on a QSO:

Press F4: <TX><CALL> DE <MYCALL>

Say, "Now is the time for all good hams to try Contestia!"


Obviously, you need enough capability to press a macro button with one 
finger in this case, or type in a callsign when necessary or 
double-click on it with a mouse.

Digitalk will translaste "hamspeak" fairly well - enough to have a 
meaningful QSO, but will pronounce "OK" as "Oklahoma" - nothing I can do 
about that except by incorporating a very powerful program that figures 
out what is intended in the context of the conversation - not very 
practical for ham QSO's! DigiTalk will also spell out any words that 
contain a letter, such a K2MO, or FT1000. It recognizes "BTU" as "Back 
to you" and spells out most Q signals, like QRT, QSL, etc.. I am slowly 
build a larger vocabulary of "hamspeak" abbreviations, etc. for 
DigiTalk, but this is not my full-time job!

So, the code is already there for "listening" to PSK31, and a program 
for "sending" PSK31 by voice. Naturally Speaking also can be trained to 
recognize some unique commands, but I have not spent enough time with it 
to know everything it can do.

Naturally Speaking is $40 at Target stores.

73 - Skip KH6TY

Tony wrote:
> All,
> Andy brought up the digital mode / text-to-speech idea recently and a 
> thought came to mind that this could help the handicapped. I'm not sure 
> if speech-to-text programs can transfer text to another application 
> right out of the box, but assuming they did, there would still be the 
> need for voice commands to control the program. Seems a second sound 
> card may be needed as well; VAC might help.
> Skip Teller created Digitalk for the blind (thanks Skip) and Patrick 
> wrote an interface for it (thank you Patrick) so the programs can talk. 
> Andy's speech-to-text idea would complete the package. It's easy to 
> suggest something like this while standing on the shoulders of experts 
> like Patrick and Skip; I can only imagine what it takes to write the code.
> Just a thought.
>   Tony -K2MO

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