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Memory Management Overview


The complete status of the VR-5000 memories can be read into the computer and  saved to disk. Any saved file can be subsequently reloaded into the computer and sent back to the rig. This facility uses these rig's ability to clone configurations from one rig to another using the serial port.

It is recommended that you produce several backup copies of your VR-5000's memory and save them in a safe place - perhaps on floppy disks.

By setting up various configurations of memory settings you can build up a library  of different configurations that you can load into the rig as required.

Warnings:
 
Do NOT edit a saved file with an editor program and then reload it into the rig.

Loading your rig with a file from another person's rig is done entirely at your own risk. It is not known if there are incompatibilities between rigs from different countries.

US users are reminded that any modification of equipment to receive cellular radiotelephone service signals is prohibited under FCC rules and Federal law.

The program will not allow you to load a UK image into a US rig.


When you start the program the initial screen is:



At the top part of the screen a number of buttons are shown.

Read VR5000 read the memories/settings
Write VR5000 write the currently shown memories/settings to the VR-5000
Show VR5000 Display the VR-5000 memory in the grid

Read Disk File read previously saved memories/settings
Write Disk File save the currently shown memories/settings to disk
Show File Display the file memory in the grid

Edit Edit the highlighted memory
Copy Copy the highlighted memory to another location
Print Print the memories shown in the grid
Reorganise Move memories around

Import CSV Add memory definitions from an external CSV file
Export CSV Export memory definitions to an external CSV file

If you have loaded a file from disk then its name is shown on the left.  The message on the right tells you if you have made any changes to the memories shown in the grid.

FTBVR5K has two internal data areas that hold the contents of the last read from the rig, and the last read from a disk file.  You can switch the grid display to show either the rig's memory or the re-loaded file's memory by using the buttons 'Show ...'

The Print button will print out the contents of the displayed grid. Edit, Copy, Reorganise, Import and Export are not functional in V1.