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Starting the program

The installation process creates a program group entry on the Windows Start Menu. The standard program menu name is FTB8900.  Click Start, then move up to Programs, then across to FTB8900, then click the FTB8900 program entry.

If you have not yet registered the program then you will see the Reminder screens

The next small screen shown is an advisory message regarding the restrictions on the program during an evaluation, together with a reminder that you need to either read the radio or load a memory image before the editing capabilities of the program are enabled. To stop this message from appearing in the future tick the checkbox Don't show this screen again and then click Close this window.

Next to appear is a folder browse window to enable you to choose which folder you want to use for storing memory files and .CSV files. Once you have chosen a folder the window will not be shown again unless you use the Settings menu command Choose a folder for memory and .CSV files. The sample memory files are installed in the same folder as the program was installed - this is usually C:\Program Files\FTB8900. If you wish to use the sample files then copy them to the folder you have chosen for storing memory and .CSV files.

Then the screen below is shown. Before you can make any entries in the grid you must first load a memory image into the program.  This can be done either by using the Read Radio button to read from your radio, or by using the Read Disk File button to read a previously saved memory image file from disk.

It is strongly recommended that before reloading any changed memories that you produce several backup copies of your radio's memory and save them in a safe place. These backups will give you a way to restore your receiver to its original state in the event of any difficulty.