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PC equipment and software requirements


The program runs on a standard PC that has an available COM port for connection to the radio.  The COM port may be a conventional Serial port or a USB serial port.  Port numbers 1 - 32 are supported.  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.

The operating system must have Japanese language support installed in order to display the correct characters.

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

A minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 is required, but 1024 x 768 or above is recommended. Font scaling of 96dpi (standard) and 120dpi (large) are supported; some custom sizes may give rise to problems displaying the grids.

Please refer to the section Connection to the transceiver regarding suitable cables.