What does it do?
FTBasic is a CAT control program for the Yaesu FT-100 (including the D model), FT-817, FT-847, FT-857, FT-857D, FT-897, FT-897D, FT-920 and FT-1000MP Mark V, and the VR-5000 and FRG-100 receivers.
Memory management of the VR-5000's 2000 memories is performed in a separate program called FTBVR5K V2.
Support for the Yaesu FT-100, FT-817, FT-847, FT-857, FT-857D, FT-897, FT-897D, FT-920, FT-1000MP Mark V, VR-5000 and FRG-100
Have multiple configurations for the same rig
Manage the FT-817's, FT-857's, FT-857D's, FT-897 and FT-897D's 200, and FT-847's 78 standard memories
Export/Import the FT-817's, FT-847's, FT-857's, FT-857's, FT-897's and FT-897D's memories in CSV file format
Import frequencies from various Kenwood VHF/UHF rigs - TH-G71, TH-D7A, TH-D7A(G), TM-D700
Import ARRL TravelPlus Repeater Frequencies
Record, save and playback WAV files of QSOs
Option to record only when the squelch is lifted - great for monitoring
Show final frequency when using a transverter
User customisable button faces for bands and memory banks
6 banks of 12 memories
Tuning by keyboard arrow keys and mouse dragging
Frequency spectrum display with start, step and width; pause and resume.
Supports CTCSS tones for scanning and manually defined memories
Supports +/- repeater shift and magnitude definition for scanning and manually defined memories
20 different ranges of frequencies to scan
Ability to scan a frequency range, the memory grid or a memory bank
A large resizable memory grid with sorting and editing capabilities
Stop on Busy, Free or None when scanning
Variable hang time when scan stopped
Variable scan rate
30 QMB frequency memories you can 'note' and return to (no CTCSS capability for QMB frequencies)
Go To a typed in frequency, and optionally switch mode at the same time
Support for all CAT speeds on each rig
COM1- 8 user selectable
Display UTC realtime clock
Indicators for RX, TX, Discriminator, Squelch and DCS match status
Selectable window sizes dependant on screen resolution:
640 x 480: 1 size
800 x 600: 2 sizes
higher 3 sizes
For the FT-817, FT-847, FT-857, FT-857D, FT897 and FT-897D only the program can use these rigs' Clone facility to read and restore memories. The VR-5000's memories are managed by the separate program FTBVR5K V2.
This facility can be used to keep a backup of the rig's memories and configuration which can be reloaded in the event of a Reset All being required.
The memories can be edited to your requirements and reloaded back into the rig.
These memory specifications can be exported and re-imported in Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format. Using these CSV files you can transfer memories from one rig to another.