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Modifying memories


Overview

The clone memory image read from the receiver includes far more than just the 2000 main memories. Because the program uses the VR-5000's Clone function to upload changes to the memories it is necessary to acquire an up-to-date image otherwise you will find other settings may be changed back to an earlier state.

The recommended sequence of events is:-

  a) make a backup image of the receiver using the 'Read VR5000' button

  b) make changes as detailed below

  c) perform a restore of the amended image to the receiver

Making Changes

Display the memories by clicking on the Memories tab. With the exception of Bank and Channel (which cannot yet be changed), each of the cells in an occupied row can be edited in-place.

  a) use the mouse or cursor (arrow) keys to select a cell to change. 

  b) press function key F2 to switch to edit mode.

  c) type your change or, for mode or step, select from the options in the drop-down box, then press Return or Enter, or use any of the arrow keys to move off the modified cell and into another one.

The following screen image shows the VFO A step amount being changed using the drop-down list of values.



Mode and Step

Each time you select a new Mode, the Step is automatically changed to a compatible value:
  • LSB, USB or CW - 20 Hz
  • AMN - 1 kHz
  • AM - 5 kHz
  • WAM - 10 kHz
  • FMN - 5 kHz
  • WFW - 50 kHz

    Interaction between frequency and tuning step

    What may not be immediately obvious is that the rig itself does not accept any frequency that is not an exact multiple of the tuning step. It will round up your specified frequency to the next higher multiple of the tuning step.

    For example: if you enter a frequency of 148.655 and set the mode to Auto the rig will set a mode of FMN and a tuning step of 12.5kHz. The rig will then round the frequency up to a multiple of the tuning step, which gives you a frequency of 148.6625 - different to the one you wanted. To enable 148.655 to be entered you need to specify a tuning step of 5kHz.

    For VFO A the program can automatically set mode and tuning step based on frequency. See the Settings menu, and the command Automatically adjust mode and tuning step. If this option is selected (ticked) then whenever you change the frequency of VFO A the mode and step will be automatically adjusted.

    If the step is not what you want then change it before writing the memories back to the rig.

    To turn off VFO B 

      a) select the cell to change in the VFO B column of the memory

      b) press function key F2 to switch to edit mode

      c) erase the VFO B frequency by pressing the Delete key

      d) press Return or Enter. VFO B, Mode B and Step B now become 'N/A'

    To turn on VFO B if it is set to 'N/A'

      a) select the cell to change in the VFO B column of the memory

      b) press function key F2 to switch to edit mode

      c) type a frequency for VFO B (within 20 MHz of VFO A)

      d) press Return or Enter. The Mode B and Step B settings for the memory are made 'Auto'.


    Other columns

      Name The name of the memory

      Scan Y = include in scanning, N = exclude from scanning

      ATT Y = attenuator on, N = attenuator off

      NB Y = noise blanker on, N = noise blanker off

      Prot Y = entry is protected from change, N = entry is not protected from change

      Tune The value for RF Tune for this entry. Automatically set when you change the frequency of VFO A.

      DSP Y = DSPon, N = DSP off

      NR Y = noise reduction on, N = noise reduction off

      NR value   degree of noise reduction

      Notch Y = notch on, N = notch off

      Band Pass  Y = band pass on, N = band pass off

      Low Cut Low pass cut off in Hz

      High Cut  High pass cut off in Hz


    Coloured background memories

    The priority channel has a background colour of yellow.

    Any channel that is masked has a background colour of red.