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PC equipment and software requirements

The program runs on a standard PC that has an available COM port for connection to the radio.  The COM port may be a conventional Serial port or a USB serial port.  Port numbers 1 - 32 are supported.  

You can also use programming cables that are based on the FTDI USB chip and use the D2XX.dll programming interface to access the cable without using a COM port number. See the section 'Connection to the radio' for more information.

It has been developed and tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It will not run on Windows 8 RT version which does not support desktop applications

A minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 is required, but 1024 x 768 or above is recommended. Font scaling of 96dpi (standard) and 120dpi (large) are supported; some custom sizes may give rise to problems displaying the grids.

Please refer to the section Connection to the radio regarding suitable cables.