Click on the Options menu and choose the Settings command to show the settings screen.
Choose the appropriate Com port number and speed. See here for a table of valid speeds by rig type.
Be sure to set the rig and the PC to the same speed, or you will not be able to communicate with the rig. For compliance with Yaesu's specification the program uses 2 stop bits. Refer to your rig's manual for setting the rig's COM speed.
Choose a Rig type.
For the FT-847 only, set the Clone speed that you want to use. This is the speed at which you read/write the memories and is set on the rig using menu item 94. It is strongly recommended that you use the same speed for Clone operation as you use for CAT control. If the CAT speed is different to the Clone speed you will need to perform a power cycle of the rig after doing any clone operation in order to regain CAT control.
Choose a Window Size. Provided you are using 'small fonts' in your display settings (which is the usual setting when you install Windows): if you have a 640 X 480 screen size you can choose Small; if you have 800 x 600 you can choose Small or Medium; if you have 1024x768 and above you can choose Small, Medium or Large. The effect is to increase the physical size of the window on your monitor. If you are using 'large fonts' then Windows needs 25% more 'real estate' to show things, so you are limited to Medium or Small if you have 1024x768 or larger; Small if you have 800x600; and you cannot use 640x480 at all. If you accidentally use a combination that causes the window to 'overflow' the screen you can recover the situation by temporarily changing your display settings to small fonts, starting FTBasic and making the screen size either Medium or Small, and then restoring your display settings to large fonts.
Another option available to resolve screen size problems is 'Font Scale'. The default setting is Yes, but you can change this to No. 'No' will prevent the font size from being re-scaled along with the window size.
Tick the Auto Start checkbox if you want the program to start talking to the rig as soon as you run. If you do not tick this box you must click the On/Off button on the main screen to start talking to the rig.
If you have an FRG-100 you can tick the Auto Power Off check box which will power down the rig when you end the program.
When all is set the way you want it, click the OK button.
If you have changed the Font Scale option, exit the program and restart. Other changes are handled 'on the fly'.
Changing the tuning step rate of the SEL knob
One of the items held in each memory is the tuning step rate to be used for every click of the SEL knob. You can specify the step rate to be used per mode per band. First indicate which band to be defined by clicking the appropriate radio button, then choose the step rate for each mode from the drop-down boxes.
Clearing the IPO flag
There is no means of setting the IPO flag on a memory-by-memory basis. You can, however, clear all IPO flags to the Off setting when reading either directly from the rig or from a disk file by ticking the check-box Clear IPO in the Misc section of the screen.