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ARRL TravelPlus for Repeaters


General instructions for generating a file from the ARRL TravelPlus for Repeaters CD. Please note that Travel Plus has changed for 2001-2002 and these instructions may not apply to earlier editions.

For TravelPlus for Repeaters prior to Ver 7 (2003-2004)

Open the ARRL Travel Plus for Repeaters and generate a repeater listing per their instructions. From the "Repeater List" window select the "File" pull down choose "Export Repeater Data" from the selections. Alternatively you can just do a "Control + E" to accomplish the same thing.  You will be prompted in the usual Windows manner for a file name. You can save it in the FTBCAT directory for convenience in the next step. 

FTBCAT is expecting TravelPlus filenames to have a suffix of .TPE

The header record (which defines the subsequent fields in the file) that FTBCAT is expecting in a .TPE file is:

"Sequence Number","Country","Region","State","Location","Output Frequency","Input Frequency","Call Sign","Repeater Notes","CTCSS Tones","Sponsor"

For TravelPlus for Repeaters 2003-2004 (Ver 7)

Produce a repeater listing as above but before exporting the file use the Export Repeater Data dialog box to define the fields to be exported: 
Click the 'Select All' button 
Un-tick the second field 'Band' 
Un-tick the last two fields 'Distance' and 'Bearing' 
In Format, select 'Comma-Separated File' 
Tick 'Include Column Headings' 
This will create a file suitable for reading by FTBCAT.

Converting the file in FTBCAT

To convert the file:

start FTBCAT

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

select the ARRL Rpt radio button

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.