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  Open Open a memory image.

  Save Save the currently loaded memory image to disk; uses the existing filename and does not ask for permission to overwrite. If no filename is currently assigned then the action is as for Save As.

  Save as  Save the currently loaded memory image to disk; asks for a name before saving; asks for permission to overwrite an existing file.

  Print Produce a print of the memories on the default printer.

  Save current grid as a TAB file   Saves the currently active grid as a .TAB file.

  Exit End the program

Memories Note: The Memories menu is also shown as a pop-up by right-clicking on the memories grid.

  Undo Undo the last editing operation  

  Copy Copy the selected cells to the Windows clipboard for pasting into another program, and also note the currently selected memories ready for a paste operation in the memories grid. When the paste operation is done, either in the memories grid or another program, the originally selected memories are left alone.

  Cut Copy the selected cells to the Windows clipboard for pasting into another program, and also note the currently selected memories ready for a paste operation in the memories grid. If the paste operation is done in the memories grid the originally selected memories are made Empty. If the paste operation is done in another program the originally selected memories are left alone.

  Paste Paste copies of the originally selected memories into the memories grid.

  Insert memory above   Insert a new memory above the one selected

  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   Fills the top cells of a selected block downwards into the remainder of the selected cells.

  Remove memory The selected memories are deleted and the subsequent memories moved up.

  Delete memory The selected memories are made empty

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

  Hide empty memories   Toggle on/off the display of Empty memories. The setting is not preserved across program invocations.

  Sort by frequency Sort the memories by frequency within each bank.

  Sort by name Sort the memories by name within each bank.

  List duplicate frequencies   Display which frequencies are duplicated elsewhere.

  Find text Find a text string in the memories grid. Case is ignored.

  Find next Find the next occurence of the Find text command


  Delete PMS memory pair  Deletes the selected PMS memory pair


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

  COM Port Allows you to select COM1 to COM16

  Log read/write to rig   If ticked will produce a log of reads/writes to the radio in a message window. Only use if trying to diagnose problems with reading/writing to the radio. Do not scroll/move/resize the message window while reading/writing else you will probable induce a timeout or lose data.

  Use faster write Method   If ticked then writing to the radio is done more quickly.

  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.

  Allow frequencies between 127-179 MHz   If ticked will permit frequencies to entered between 127-179 MHz

  Enable Autosize of  column widths   If ticked will reduce column widths to try and keep all items on the screen

  Enable User chosen column widths   If ticked will activate the user chosen memories column widths. Changing the width of a column is done by placing the mouse over a vertical dividing line between two columns in the headings row and looking for the cursor to change to a pair of arrows pointing east-west, then left-clicking and dragging to resize the column. See the Save size and position command below to save your chosen column widths. 

  Show rows in alternate shades   If ticked will show alternate memory rows in a different shade.

  Show darker grid lines   When ticked will show darker grid lines.

  Font size of grids

     Normal 10 point
     Larger 11 point
     Largest 12 point

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

  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.

  Select print options...   Displays a list of columns enabling you to select which ones are printed, whether to print landscape or portrait, whether to print duplex (if your printer supports it), and to select from various top margin sizes.

  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.

  Window position and Column Widths

    Save size and position   Save the size and position of the main window and the widths of the memories columns. If you have changed the width of any of the memories columns then you can keep these widths by clicking the command 'Enable User chosen column widths' on the Settings menu.

    Force windows onto the primary desktop   Forces all windows to appear on the desktop. If you have multiple monitors then the windows will appear on the screen that has co-ordinates 0,0 at the top left. This enables you to re-position windows that may have disappeared if the desktop configuration has changed. The keyboard shortcut for this command is Shift+Ctrl+F1


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  Check Download page for updates   Starts your internet browser and directs it to the Download page of the G4HFQ website. Here you will find all of the programs available for download, together with the current version number and release date. If a more recent program is available you may then download and install it.

  About FTB250... Shows information about FTB250