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   Exit End the program


   COM port Detector Displays a screen to detect which port your programming cable is connected to.

   Convert memory files... Display the screen to convert frequency files for Kenwood rigs and the ARRL TravelPlus for Repeaters

   CSV Memory file editor... Display a screen to allow editing of FTBasic CSV files.

   CSV file Identifier... Display a screen to allow identification of CSV memory files

   Reset Memory file editor position
Forces the Memory file editor to show at the top left hand side of the screen. Use this command if you cannot see the editor screen because it has been moved off the desktop area.


   Show a taller grid height Increase the row height of the grids. This will be helpful when using touch screens.

   Set M603 to 5.35850 instead of 5.36800   If ticked will set M603 to the new spot frequency of 5.35850 MHz which became effective on 5 March 2012. If unticked will set M603 to the previous spot frequency of 5.36800 MHz. Only operative on 'out of the box' US model FT-817ND, FT-857D and FT-897D radios that have not had the TX range extended (MARS/CAP mod).

   Use alternative read method If ticked will use an alternative (and faster) approach to reading the radio which can also overcome occasional timing problems with some USB serial ports and add-on serial cards. This option is enabled by default but can be un-ticked if desired.

   Settings... Display the Settings screen

   Printing options... Displays a dialog box enabling top margin size and print orientation to be set

   Choose a folder for memory and .CSV files...  Displays a folder browse dialog to permit choosing which folder to use for storing memory and .CSV files.

  Define Repeater rules...   Displays the Repeater Rules window to enable user-customised rules for automatic setting of repeater shift direction and amount. If repeater rules are active then a tick appears to the left of the command.

   Number of rigs shown Enables you to choose to display 1, 2 or 4 radio definitions


   FTBasicMMO Help Displays the Help system

   Check download page for updates    Starts your internet browser and displays the Download page of the G4HFQ web site so you can check for program updates.

   About FTBasicMMO Displays details of the program version, licensed username etc.



   Print Print the memory definitions to the default printer

   Open rig image from disk Open a previously saved radio image

   Save rig image to disk Save the current radio image to disk

   Export as a CSV file Export the current memory definitions to a CSV file

   Import a CSV file Import memory definitions in a CSV file into the currently opened radio image

   Exit Close the editing window


   Undo last xxxx Undo the last major editing operation xxxx e.g. clear, delete, paste etc

   Copy (and memories) Copy the currently selected cells to the clipboard, and select memory numbers that may subsequently have further operations performed (cut, paste. delete, clear etc)

   Cut memories Select memories to be subsequently pasted elsewhere in the current window. The memories will be made Empty after they have been pasted.

   Paste memories Paste the currently selected memories to a new location in the current window. The selected cell defines the start location of the paste operation.

   Clear memory Make the currently selected memories Empty

   Delete memory Remove the currently selected memories from the grid. Subsequent memories are shifted up.

   Insert empty memory above    Insert an Empty memory above the currently selected cell. If a range of cells are selected then that number of Empty memories are inserted. Subsequent memories are shifted down into previously Empty positions.

   Move selected memories Up   The selected memories are moved up one position in the grid (shortcut F11)

   Move selected memories Down   The selected memories are moved down one position in the grid (shortcut F12)

   Fill selection downwards The topmost row of a range of selected cells is copied into every lower cell that is selected. Empty memories are not copied into. You may have multiple columns selected.

   Compact empty memories All Empty memories are moved to the end.

   Sort by name Sort the memories by memory name. To sort a range of adjacent rows simply highlight a selection of cells before choosing the Sort command. Only the selected rows will be sorted.

   Sort by frequency Sort the memories by frequency. To sort a range of adjacent rows simply highlight a selection of cells before choosing the Sort command. Only the selected rows will be sorted.


   Find duplicate frequencies Report on duplicate frequencies within a window.

   CW Beacon text Displays a window to enable the three CW beacon text strings to be edited