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Memory Management Overview


The complete status of the VR-5000 configuration and 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 receiver. The program uses the receiver's ability to clone configurations from one receiver to another using the serial port.

It is strongly recommended that before reloading any changed memories that you produce several backup copies of your VR-5000's memory and save them in a safe place - perhaps on an external storage device. These backups will give you a safe way to restore your receiver to its original state in the event of any difficulty.

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

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

Loading your receiver with a file from another person's receiver is done entirely at your own risk. It is believed there are incompatibilities between receivers 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 receiver.

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

Read Disk File read previously saved memories/settings

Write Disk File save the currently shown memories/settings to disk

Import New CSV Add memory definitions from an external CSV file. Only new frequencies are imported - any frequency already held is ignored.

Import All CSV Add memory definitions from an external CSV file. All of the frequencies are imported regardless of whether duplicate entries are created.

Export CSV Export memory definitions to an external CSV file

A Status Bar is at the bottom of the screen. If you have loaded a file from disk then its name is shown in the status bar on the left, and the message on the right tells you if you have made any changes to the memories shown in the grid.