The same “problem” could be said to exists in reverse. You try and use wfview remote and get no transmit audio. Of course the solution is to change the modulation input.
I don’t really see it as a problem so much as I see it as just something that “comes with the dinner”.
For radios with three or four inputs (USB, MIC, ACC, LAN), it’s only natural that there will be times where it is set to the wrong input.
The radio is designed for this though, and has simple menu options to change the input, plus we have the combo box in wfview if you have that open, which can change the input as well.
One day we may make wfview so that it can automatically change the input when the program is opened, and change it back when it is closed, but it is not as simple as it sounds due to a number of assumptions that come into play and the kinds of errors one can easily get with automatic systems. I’m not opposed to making it simpler so long as it really is simpler, you see.
One solution you could try, and please do not try this if it is at all confusing, is to use only “data” modes with wfview remote, such as USB-D, LSB-D, etc. You set the data mod to USB Port (or LAN in the case of the 7610 and 9700). And you keep the not-data-mod set to MIC. The radio is definitely fine with transmitting voice audio from your PC microphone when using “-D” modes, it works just fine. The “-D” mode really is just another copy of the not-data mode with different settings applied. But then, you see, you must remember when you sit at the radio, to switch from, say, LSB-D to regular old LSB. Otherwise there would be no transmit audio! Is it easier to switch modes than to switch mod inputs? Maybe it is, but either way, you as the operator have to remember to check it.
It’s kind of how it is though, with additional capabilities come some additional levels of complexity. A radio with multiple audio inputs has to provide the user with a way to pick the method, and it can’t always be automatic.
I’ll remember this email the next time I’m annoyed with my fancy toaster oven and it’s convoluted, I mean fancy, menu system… tisk tisk.