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PC equipment and software requirements

The program runs on a standard Windows PC. The System Locale must be Japanese otherwise Japanese characters can not be exported and imported in .CSV files.

Due to the unusual cloning data rate of 48000 baud you either need a programming cable designed for the FTM-350 or you must use a serial data cable with a USB/serial adapter that uses the FTDI USB chipset.  

The author has found that his native on-the-motherboard serial ports and USB/serial adapters using the Prolific chip will NOT work. 

Port numbers 1 - 32 are supported.  

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.