QRGDB for Yaesu FT-817
QRG_DB is a database for the Palm OS computer to control a Yaesu FT-817
Transceiver via the CAT interface.
The FT-817 is a multimode multiband portable transceiver for HF,VHF and UHF operation. Since the rig with its knobs
and display is very small the software makes all the handling more convenient.
Other Transceivers using the YAESU CAT protocol should work with this
software as well..
The Tune function
will show the frequency and the editable comment line. The three arrow
tune buttons will change the frequency in the selected
steps. The other arrow buttons will change the fr in 10 and 100 Hz steps. frequency can be entered with the keypad. Use "E" to set the frequency.
If you made any changes in this form you can store then in the current
record with "Sto". "New" will add all changes in a new record.
"Del" removes the current record from the database. "Exit" returns to the Database_Form.
After starting the program or making any changes in the database or
selecting another category the list box has to be updated which may take
few moments. (PocketC in not so fast.).
Via the Memo pad data can be imported from any source. The Memo entry must begin with "QR." in the first line.
Each entry begins with the frequency followed by operating mode, category and a comment. Return terminates the line.
The unit of the frequency is in KHz in necessary 100 an 10 Hz are separated by a dot.
All entry's must be separated by a comma.
By using the import function all lines in the QRG Memo are added to the database.
1801,am,bea, PY2AMI Americana SP GG67IF 5 Inv. V A1 OP?
1814.4,cw,bea,W3RGQ Berwick Pa FN11UB
Possible Categorie entry's.
All,Navigation,Repeater,Broadcast,FM Stations,Airband,Sea,Emergency,Satellites,Weather,Beacon, Ham Radio,Fax,QRP Freqs
Possible operating modes:
The current beta version is freeware and limited to 50 records.
Download qrgdb.zip, the archive contains the program qrgdb.prc, a sample database qrg_db.pdb and the runtime library PtoolboxLib.prc.
Install all the three files on your Palm or Palm Emulator.
You must set the CAT-Rate on your transceiver to 9600 Baud. (Menue #14).
For the connection between Palm and Transceiver you need your
Hotsync cable and a simple adapter like the one described below.
Here is a simple CAT Interface for YAESU Transceivers
CAT cables are also available from YEASU as accessory.
Thanks to the authors of PocketC, Ptoolbox and Palm OS Emulator who made the project possible.
PocketC form Orbworks http:\\www.orbworks.com
Ptoolbox from J.Stadolnik http://www.geocities.com/retro_01775/ptbody.htm
Palm OS Emulator http://www.palmos.com/dev/tech/tools/emulator