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PC equipment and software requirements


The program runs on a standard PC that has an available COM port for connection to the radio.  The COM port may be a conventional Serial port or a USB serial port.  Port numbers 1 - 16 are supported.  

It has been developed and tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It will not run on Windows 8 RT version which does not support desktop applications

A minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 is required, but 1024 x 768 or above is recommended. Font scaling of 96dpi (standard) and 120dpi (large) are supported; some custom sizes may give rise to problems displaying the grids.

The program will detect the international character used for the decimal point and format numbers accordingly.

The FT-847 and VR-5000 requires a standard 'Null modem' cable with a female 9-pin connector at the rig end; the FT-920 requires a straight serial cable with a male 9-pin connector at the rig end; the FT-1000MP Mark V requires a straight serial cable with a female 9-pin connector at the rig end.  The other rigs require a level converter - usually a Yaesu CT-62 for the recent rigs. Refer to your handbook for the correct cabling, and here for further connection details.