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A memory management only program for Yaesu FT-817, FT-817ND, FT-818ND, FT-847, FT-857, FT-857D, FT-897 and FT-897D transceivers.

G R Freeth (G4HFQ)

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Post:   9 South Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire  BH25 6EY, United Kingdom

Copyright 2004 - 2018 G R Freeth

Change History

V1.3.7 Oct 2018 Add support for FT-818ND
V1.3.6 Nov 2014 Bugfix: permit null records when importing a .CSV file; when converting to Kenwood files with frequencies ending in 500kHz a tuning step of 5 is needed; detect tab characters when processing a .CSV file header
V1.3.5 Aug 2012 Add a new command 'Show a taller grid height' to the Settings menu
V1.3.4 Mar 2012 Add an option to update the frequency of M603 in 'out of the box' (unmodified) US models of FT-817ND, FT-857D and FT-897D radios in accordance with FCC regulations effective 5 March 2012.
Bugfix: correct incorect line spacing for 1/2" and above top margin when printing overflows to a new page.
V1.3.3 May 2011 Add a printer selection dialog.
V1.3.2 Jan 2010 Bugfix: correct an error 13 if the TX Shift/Freq cell is deleted in a memory.
V1.3.1 Nov 2009 Refreshed with a new 3 year digital certificate; minor internal changes.
V1.3.1 Oct 2009 Bugfix: correct a bug introduced in V1.3.0 for UK model 897 radios - files saved to disk were corrupted and produced very strange displays when re-read.
V1.3.0 Sep 2009 Add: support for Com ports 17-32. Bugfix: fix broken ClearIPO settings option which was not working.
V1.2.9 Jul 2009 Bugfix: When converting VX5/6/7 Commander files if the Shift is Split then make the TX mode equal to the RX mode.
V1.2.8 Apr 2009 Change: improve compatibility with certain Prolific USB drivers to avoid 8020 errors.
V1.2.7 Mar 2009 Change: correct the COM port detect instruction text for an 817 radio SEND key being A, not C. Add further support for US model 857D and 897D models that have been modified in such as way as to retain the 5MHz band in memories 601/5.
V1.2.6 May 2008 Change: change the initial settings for DTR and RTS to Y so as to automatically power programming cables that take power from the serial port. Installing this version as an update will not affect your current settings. 
V1.2.5 Apr 2008 Add: a new command to assist in detecting the correct Com port
V1.2.4 Dec 2007 Add: on the Repeater Rules window add an option to permit any frequency to be entered, and add Simplex to the Repeater Shift options;  the ability to convert memory files to FTBVR5K format.
V1.2.3 May 2007 Bugfix: correct erroneous error message when editing a repeater rule frequency
V1.2.2 May 2007 Add: ability to move 1 or more adjacent memories up or down the grid using F11 and F12.
V1.2.1 Apr 2007 Add: alternative read method which accommodates multiple data packets and delays when receiving data from the serial port. Bugfix: correct error 9 when adding a new memory if repeater rules not active.
V1.2.0 Mar 2007 Add: user-customised rules for automatic setting of repeater shift direction and amount. Please read the Repeater Rules section for special treatment of FT-847 repeater frequencies. Bugfix: correctly identify 'T SQL' when importing VX-6 Commander .CSV files.
V1.1.9 Feb 2007 Add: option on the Settings screen to highlight 817/857/897 memories in groups of 20. Change: make gridlines darker.
V1.1.8 Dec 2006 Add: additional error checking when saving files. Change: use a different software installer program; digitally sign the executable and installer .exe files.
V1.1.7 Nov 2006 Add: enable sorting only selected rows; permit DEN encoding for 857 and 897 radios; new command to specify folder for memory and .CSV files. Bugfix: correct CSV editor fault if pasting to a row before the block being copied. Change: use a different font; enhance TravelPlus import to accept 2006-7 format files.
V1.1.6 Aug 2006 Add: Conversion of Kenwood TM-V7A/E files; FT-847 rig type 08
V1.1.5 May 2006 Add: Display and editing of the FT-847 rig type; see Memory editing, Modified FT-847 radios for more information. Change: Usage of the FT-847 TX Freq column; see Memory Editing, Changing Memory Contents for more information.

V1.1.4 Mar 2006 Add: Com port numbers 13-16. Bugfix: when converting a FTBasic file to Kenwood F6/F7 format the CTCSS tones were one tone too high.

V1.1.3 Feb 2006 Bugfix: avoid error 75 if saving on a read-only file.

V1.1.2 Oct 2005 Add conversion of VX-5 and VX-6 Commander .CSV files. Bugfix: error 381 if right-click just outside some of the memory grids.

V1.1.1 Jul 2005 Add conversion of Kenwood G707A files (from the program MCP-G707.EXE) to/from FTBasic format. Add ability to accept all frequencies up to 1GHz as being valid from the program's point of view.

V1.1.0 Jun 2005 Add conversion of Kenwood TH-F6A/F7E files (from the program MCP-F6F7.EXE) to/from FTBasic format.

V1.0.9 Apr 2005 Add support for US models of the FT-857D and FT-897D radios being modified to only extend the VHF/UHF transmit range, thus keeping the 5 MHz spot frequency channels in memories M-601/5.

V1.0.8 Jan 2005 Change the Export VX-7 Commander routine to always output US/UK format dots and commas. This is regardless of which convention is currently being used by the operating system.

V1.0.7 Jan 2005 Add: print portrait/landscape; print new page/section headers; Find Text/Find Next commands; first time use message.
Bugfix: Export to Kenwood rigs allowed more than 200 memories to be exported; Split TX mode of PKT incorrectly set to DIG.

V1.0.6 Dec 2004 Make the Import routines more amenable to user-prepared data

V1.0.5 Sep 2004 Single radio licenses withdrawn. Every program now has All Rigs capability.

V1.0.4 Sep 2004 Add conversion from/to VX-7 Commander .CSV files; add CSV file identifier facility.

V1.0.3 Aug 2004 Add CW Beacon text editing; add COM ports 9-12; correct a button face, a tooltip and a radio type text error; correct D model rigs reverting to non-D rigs when the program restarted.

V1.0.2 Jul 2004 Add the US model FT-817ND

V1.0.1 Jul 2004 Add the ability to display 1, 2 or 4 radio definition buttons on the initial screen

V1.0.0 Jul 2004 Initial release