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FTB8900


A memory management program for the Yaesu FT-8900R FM mobile transceiver.

G R Freeth (G4HFQ)

Web site: http://www.g4hfq.co.uk
Email:   bob.freeth@g4hfq.co.uk
Post:   9 South Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire  BH25 6EY, United Kingdom

Copyright 2003 - 2014 G R Freeth

A screenshot of editing a memory



Change History

V1.5.2 Jan 2014 Bugfix: remove a custom mod that flagged new PMS memories as 'skip scanning'. Add: a new column Scan/Skip to the PMS memories grid; enable the PMS memories to be selected in menu item 49.
Add a Settings menu option to not ask 'are you sure' before deleting/removing memories
Add a Help command to show the repeater information page of the G4HFQ website
Add an option to calculate the TX frequency when exporting in Custom format
V1.5.1 Aug 2012 Add a new command 'Show a taller grid height' to the Settings menu
V1.5.0 Sep 2011 Rename the default .CSV format to FTB Standard
V1.4.9 May 2011 Add: printer selection dialog; make the row height of the Configuration tab taller.
V1.4.8 Jul 2010 Performance improvement when reading/writing disk files, especially over a network
V1.4.7 May 2010 Minor user interface changes for new users
V1.4.6 Nov 2009 Refreshed with a new 3 year digital certificate. Minor internal changes.
V1.4.6 Jul 2009 Add: support for COM1 through COM32
V1.4.5 Apr 2009 Change: improve compatibility with certain Prolific USB drivers to avoid 8020 errors.
V1.4.4 Mar 2009 Add: an option to the Custom format Export screen to include empty memories in the output file.
V1.4.3 June 2008 Bugfix: When performing a block change on the Show Name column avoid processing those rows that have been selected but are Empty.
V1.4.2 May 2008 Add: a command to save the currently active grid as a .TAB file
V1.4.1 Mar 2008 Add: a COM port detector command to assist in specifying the correct port number; apply repeater rules when importing.
V1.4.0 Nov 2007 Add: on the Repeater Rules window add an option to permit any frequency to be entered, and add Simplex to the Repeater Shift options; cater for an 'international license key'.
V1.3.9 Nov 2007 Add: prevent frequencies between 824-849MHz and 869-894MHz being loaded to memories of US radios. Cell editing improvements: double-click to enter cell edit mode; while editing a cell the Del key acts as a conventional editing key; the TX frequency is automatically cleared when Shift is set to other than Split and is automatically set to the RX frequency when Shift is set to Split; when filling down the TX freq if the value being filled is blank then any Shift setting of Split is changed to Simplex.
V1.3.8 Jul 2007 Add: a choice of 3 font sizes for the grids; Normal (10pt), Larger (11pt) and Largest (12pt).
V1.3.7 May 2007 Add: ability to move 1 or more adjacent memories up or down the grid using F11 and F12; an alternative (and faster) approach to reading the radio that is selectable on the Settings menu.
V1.3.6 Mar 2007 Add: user-customised rules for automatic setting of repeater shift direction and amount.
Bugfix: correct run time error 8002 when an incorrect Com port number specified.
V1.3.5 Feb 2007 Add: option to show/hide empty memories; option to show darker gridlines; paste into a single cell on the memories grid using Shift+Insert keys; editing of the tuning step in hypermemory VFOs.
V1.3.4 Dec 2006 Change: remove diagnostic tab
V1.3.3 Dec 2006 Add: additional error checking when saving files. Change: use a different software installer program; digitally sign the executable and installer .exe files.
V1.3.2 Nov 2006 Add: new command to choose a folder for storing memory and .CSV files. Change: use a different screen font; Help file format to .CHM.
V1.3.1 Sep 2006 Add ability to export only those memories that have been selected; turn off the Internet Connection feature when writing to the radio
V1.3.0 Sep 2006 Add: sort only a selected range of rows.
V1.2.9 Aug 2006 Add support for DBCS operating systems; minor visual changes.
V1.2.8 Feb 2006 Add: home memory editing; hypermemory VFOs editing.
V1.2.7 Dec 2005. Add: three more configurable hypermemory items to the Menu Items tab
V1.2.6 Dec 2005. Add: command to remove memories and shuffle up remaining memories; command to compact memories, moving all empty memories to the end.
V1.2.5 Nov 2005. Add: Open command to File menu; Com ports 9-16; PMS editing; an alternative write to radio routine that may help with certain USB/serial adapters; option to have alternating colours for memory grid rows; VX5 and VX6 Commander import/export. Bugfix: correct error 381 if right-click outside the memory grid; avoid problem when trying to write to read-only files.
V1.2.4 Jul 2005. Bugfix: if the last saved file was on a removable device, and on the next restart of the program that device contained no media, then the program failed.
V1.2.3 Jul 2005. Add user definable memory column widths; add duplex printing option
V1.2.2 Mar 2005. Remember the size and position of windows. Automatically open the last used memory file when starting the program.
V1.2.1 Jan 2005 Change the Export VX-2 and VX-7 Commander routines to always output US/UK format dots and commas. This is regardless of which convention is currently being used by the operating system.
V1.2.0 Jan 2005 Add: Find Text/Find Next commands; shortcut Ctrl+I to insert a memory; first time run screen; Import/Export of VX2 Commander .CSV files.
V1.1.9 Dec 2004 Add: memory print page breaks, section headings and top margin size; only open Com port when reading/writing the radio; easy link to Download page of the G4HFQ website so you can check for updates. 
V1.1.8 Nov 2004 Add the selection of which columns to view/print; always show CTCSS/DCS values even if no encoding is active.
V1.1.7 Nov 2004 Bugfix: When inserting/pasting a memory the description field was not properly moved.
V1.1.6 Oct 2004 Add 1 level of undo; description field to memories
V1.1.5 Sep 2004 Add print of currently shown grid
V1.1.4 Aug 2004 TravelPlus import - assume Simplex shift if field 7 is blank; if a bad CTCSS tone is imported then set it to 100.0; account for clearing memories being specified when calculating space for an import; correct a lower case imported clock shift being unrecognised and set to ON; add left/right specification for speaker (menu item 38).
V1.1.3 Jun 2004. Add extra validation/correction of CTCSS/DCS values read from the radio.
V1.1.2 May 2004. Explain radio type editing. Supply sample memories file.
V1.1.1 May 2004. Bugfix: enable import of memory names with embedded blanks; resolve problem translating VX7 power levels to FT-7800 power levels.
V1.1.0 Apr 2004. Bugfix: wrong memories deleted if the selection for the block deletion was done from higher number to lower number
V1.0.9 Feb 2004 Bugfix: handle invalid DCS codes and CTCSS tones read from the radio
V1.0.8 Nov 2003. Add memory print.
V1.0.7 Oct 2003. Add user selectable Read delay to cater for different comms characteristics.
V1.0.6 Oct 2003. Add logging of reads/writes to the radio as a diagnostic aid
V1.0.5 Oct 2003. Add TravelPlus import (developed using TravelPlus 7.0)
V1.0.4 Sep 2003. Add resizeable window and block edit facilities.
V1.0.3 Sep 2003. Consolidates all fixes implemented during the 1st month of operation.
V1.0.2 Aug 2003. Add copy/cut/paste within the memories grid
V1.0.1 Aug 2003. Write to radio made unavailable in unregistered copies of the program.
V1.0.0 Aug 2003. Initial release