FTBVX8, FTBVX8J & FTBVX8G - Details

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There are now four versions of FTBVX8.   Buy Now
FTBVX8 is the version to use if you have a non-Japanese model VX-8R/E or VX-8DR/DE
FTBVX8J is the version to use if you have a Japanese model VX-8R or VX-8DR
FTBVX8G is the version to use if you have a non-Japanese model VX-8GR/GE
FTBVX8GJ is the version to use if you have a Japanese model VX-8GR

The same license works with all versions - just buy the one
FTBVX8 license and download the versions you want to use.

Download the non-Japanese version FTBVX8 from here or this mirror site
Download the Japanese version FTBVX8J from here or this mirror site
Download FTBVX8G from here or this mirror site
Download FTBVX8GJ from here or this mirror site

You can view a web-based version of the FTBVX8 Help file or for FTBVX8J or FTBVX8G and or FTBVX8GJ

See the Links page for sources of cables and the Help file for DIY information.

You can try the program for 2 weeks to check that it works on your equipment but you cannot write to the radio until it is registered.

  • Backup/restore of the VX-8 clone memory
  • Modify memories
  • Add/delete/move memories
  • Manage memory banks
  • Cut/copy/paste memories
  • Sort memories by frequency or name
  • Analyse and report on duplicate frequencies
  • Edit Home memories
  • Edit PMS memories
  • Edit VFOs
  • Change the values in the VX-8's menus and APRS/GPS settings
  • Print memories

The Import/Export facility enables you to exchange memory information between the following radios by using .CSV format memory definition files. You will also need to use the appropriate FTBxxx software for the target radio.

  • FT-817, FT-847, FT-857, FT-897 (including ND and D models), FT-1802, FT-1807, FT-1900, FT-2800, FT-2900, FT-7800, FT-7900, FT-8800, FT-1D, FT-8900, FT-60, VR-5000, VX-3, VX-8, VX-110, VX-150, VX-120, VX-170, VX-177, FT-250, FT-270
  • VX-2, VX-5, VX-6, VX-7 - using the Commander range of software by Jim Mitchell, KC8UNJ

Memory definitions can also be imported from TravelPlus for Repeaters using .TPE files, and from ButelSoftware's ARC250.

The program runs on a standard PC that has an available COM port for connection to the transceiver.  The COM port may be a conventional Serial port or one attached to a USB adapter.  Alternatively, for USB cables with an FTDI chip in them, you can use the FTDI D2XX programming interface which does not use a COM port number. 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. The minimum screen resolution is 800 x 600 but 1024 x 768 and above is recommended.

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