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PC equipment and software requirements


The program runs on a standard PC with a USB/serial adapter that uses the FTDI USB chipset.  

The author has found that his native on-the-motherboard serial ports and USB/serial adapters using the Prolific chip will NOT work. 

Port numbers 1 - 32 are supported.  

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 transceiver regarding suitable cables.