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.
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.
The program will detect the international character used for the decimal point and format numbers accordingly.
The VR-5000 requires a 'Null modem' cable. The handbook states a normal serial cable is required - this is in error. See here for further connection details.