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What does it do?

FTBCAT is a CAT control program for the Yaesu FT-450, FT-817/ND, FT-847, FT-857/D, FT-897/D, FT-920 and FT-1000MP Mark V, and the VR-5000 and FRG-100 receivers. 

FTBCAT features:
  • Support for the Yaesu FT-450, FT-817/ND, FT-847, FT-857/D, FT-897/D, FT-920, FT-1000MP Mark V, VR-5000 and FRG-100 
  • Have multiple configurations for the same rig
  • TX/RX switching
  • Record, save and playback WAV files of QSOs
  • Option to record only when the squelch is lifted - great for monitoring
  • Show final frequency when using a transverter
  • User customisable button faces for bands and memory banks
  • 6 banks of 12 memories
  • Tuning by keyboard arrow keys and mouse dragging
  • Frequency spectrum display with start, step and width; pause and resume.
  • Supports CTCSS tones for scanning and manually defined memories
  • Supports +/- repeater shift and magnitude definition for scanning and manually defined memories
  • 20 different ranges of frequencies to scan
  • Ability to scan a frequency range, the memory grid or a memory bank
  • A large resizable memory grid with sorting and editing capabilities
  • Stop on Busy, Free or None when scanning
  • Variable hang time when scan stopped
  • Hold/release scanning
  • Variable scan rate
  • 30 QMB frequency memories you can 'note' and return to (no CTCSS capability for QMB frequencies)
  • Go To a typed in frequency, and optionally switch mode at the same time
  • Support for all CAT speeds on each rig
  • COM1- 8 user selectable
  • Display UTC realtime clock
  • Indicators for RX, TX, Discriminator, Squelch and DCS match status
  • Selectable window sizes dependant on screen resolution:
    640 x 480:   1 size
    800 x 600:   2 sizes
    higher         3 sizes