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Conversion of memory files to/from other programs


A time saver is available for those with certain Kenwood rigs that come with their own Kenwood program for maintaining the rig settings and memories.

FTBCAT can both read and write files used by the Kenwood programs for the following rigs in the CSV format that FTBCAT uses:

TH-G71, TH-D7A(G), TH-D7A, TM-D700

When writing Kenwood files, FTBCAT uses an existing Kenwood memory file and replaces the memory section of that file with information from a CSV file.

It has been found that the file formats for these rigs are very similar with respect to the memory data. You may find that other Kenwood VHF/UHF rigs will also work. If you find a rig that works that is not listed above, please notify the author so that the program and documentation can be updated.

The Convert Memory Files screen looks like this:



To convert a file from Kenwood to CSV format:

start FTBCAT

click the Tools menu, then Convert freq files command on the main screen

select the rig type using the radio buttons

click the Read Disk File button

navigate to the location of your file and open it

the memories are shown in the grid.  

if desired, click on any of the column headings to sort the data

click the Export CSV button

navigate to where you want to store the file, give it a name, and save it.

The converted file may now be loaded into another program for editing or, if the frequencies are already valid for your rig, you can load them using the Clone facility, Import CSV.  Remember to load a valid total rig image before trying to do the Import CSV function.

To convert a file from CSV format to Kenwood format:

start FTBCAT

click the Tools menu, then Convert freq files command on the main screen

select the rig type using the radio buttons

click the Import CSV button

navigate to the location of your CSV file and open it

the memories are shown in the grid.  

if desired, click on any of the column headings to sort the data

click the Export Kenwood button

navigate to where you already have a Kenwood file stored and open it.

The file may now be loaded into Kenwood's program for further editing and transferring into the target Kenwood rig.