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File

  Open Open a memory file.

  Save Save a memory file.

  Print Print the memories.

  Save current grid as a TAB file   Saves the currently active grid as a .TAB file.

  Exit End the program

Memories Note: The Memories menu is also shown as a pop-up by right-clicking on the memories grid.

  Copy Copy the selected cells to the Windows clipboard for pasting into another program, and also note the currently selected memories ready for a paste operation in the memories grid. When the paste operation is done, either in the memories grid or another program, the originally selected memories are left alone.

  Cut Copy the selected cells to the Windows clipboard for pasting into another program, and also note the currently selected memories ready for a paste operation in the memories grid. If the paste operation is done in the memories grid the originally selected memories are made Empty. If the paste operation is done in another program the originally selected memories are left alone.

  Paste Paste copies of the originally selected memories into the memories grid.

  Insert memory above  Insert a new memory above the one selected

  Move selected memories Up   The selected memories are moved up one position in the grid (shortcut F11)

  Move selected memories Down   The selected memories are moved down one position in the grid (shortcut F12)

  Delete memory The selected memory is permanently deleted.

  Remove memory The selected memories are deleted and the subsequent memories moved up.

  Compact empty memories   All Empty memories are moved to the end of the grid.

  Hide empty memories    Toggle on/off the display of Empty memories. The setting is not preserved across program invocations.

  Sort by frequency Sort the memories by frequency within each bank. To sort a range of adjacent rows simply highlight a selection of cells before choosing the Sort command. Only the selected rows will be sorted.

  Sort by name Sort the memories by name within each bank. To sort a range of adjacent rows simply highlight a selection of cells before choosing the Sort command. Only the selected rows will be sorted.

  Find duplicate frequencies  Display which frequencies are duplicated elsewhere.

  Find text Find a text string in the memories grid. Case is ignored.

  Find next Find the next occurence of the Find text command

Settings

  COM port Detector Displays a screen to detect which port your programming cable is connected to.

  COM Port Allows you to select COM1 to COM16

  Read delay Allows you to select a delay between reads from the radio of 25, 35 or 45 msecs. Default is 35 msec.

  Use alternative read method   If ticked will use an alternative (and faster) approach to reading the radio which can also overcome occasional timing problems with some USB serial ports and add-on serial cards. This option is enabled by default but can be un-ticked if desired.

  Use alternative write method   If you can read from your radio but not write to it, usually when using a USB to serial adapter, then selecting the alternative write method may resolve the problem. If you still cannot write when using this option then please contact the author.  

  Log reads from radio   If ticked will produce a log of reads/writes to the radio in a message window. Only use if trying to diagnose problems with reading/writing to the radio. Do not scroll/move/resize the message window while reading/writing else you will probably induce a timeout or lose data.

  Enable Autosize of  column widths   If ticked will reduce column widths to try and keep all items on the screen

  Enable User chosen column widths   If ticked will activate the user chosen memories column widths. Changing the width of a column is done by placing the mouse over a vertical dividing line between two columns in the headings row and looking for the cursor to change to a pair of arrows pointing east-west, then left-clicking and dragging to resize the column. See the Save size and position command below to save your chosen column widths. 

  Show Memory rows in alternate shades   If ticked will display alternate rows in different shades.

  Show darker grid lines   When ticked will show darker grid lines.

  Font size of grids

     Normal 10 point
     Larger 11 point
     Largest 12 point

  Show a taller grid height Increase the row height of the grids. This will be helpful when using touch screens.

  Define Repeater rules...   Displays the Repeater Rules window to enable user-customised rules for automatic setting of repeater shift direction and amount. If repeater rules are active then a tick appears to the left of the command.

  Select memory columns to show   Displays a dialog box which enables you to choose which memory columns are shown. There is also a checkbox to show memory grid rows in alternate shades.

  Select print options  Displays a list of columns enabling you to select which ones are printed, whether to print landscape or portrait, whether to print duplex (if your printer supports it), and to select from various top margin sizes.

  Choose a folder for memory and .CSV files...   Displays a folder browse dialog to permit choosing which folder to use for storing memory and .CSV files.

  Do not confirm before deleting memories  If ticked will not ask 'are your sure..' questions when deleting/removing memories

  Window position and Column Widths

    Save size and position   Save the size and position of the main window and the widths of the memories columns. If you have changed the width of any of the memories columns then you can keep these widths by clicking the command 'Enable User chosen column widths' on the Settings menu.

    Force windows onto the primary desktop   Forces all windows to appear on the desktop. If you have multiple monitors then the windows will appear on the screen that has co-ordinates 0,0 at the top left. This enables you to re-position windows that may have disappeared if the desktop configuration has changed. The keyboard shortcut for this command is Shift+Ctrl+F1

Help

  Contents Show the Help file

  Check Download page for updates   Directs your internet browser to http://www.g4hfq.co.uk/download.html so you can check for updates to the program.

  Repeater information on the G4HFQ website  Directs your internet browser to http://www.g4hfq.co.uk/repeaters.html which contains information and links to sources of repeater data.

  About FTB8900... Shows information about FTB8900