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My goal was to make operation intuitive and easy, but there is an instruction sheet and I gotta' mention While my slick algorithm will VERY easily enter CTCSS frequencies into the radio's memories, they can not be read out of the memories into the sheet - Icom's goof, not mine. Therefore, after the first time reading memories from the radio (and typing the names and tones into the sheet), it is best to do everything in the sheet and just re-load the radio. The Names shall forever remain problem. NOTE: In some cases, if a cell is left blank, it will fill with a default when a download to Radio is done. I do nothing malicious in my Macros - don't know how. Question welcome once you try it. SUMMARY of features IC-706 CAT Excel Workbook. General: P U - L E S E go through the INFORMATION sheet. It ain't long, but... - Operation is designed to be Click-To-Tune and Click-To-Read (the radio). As you tune around the band, with the radio's tuning knob, you may want to return to a frequency later, so you grab it into the sheet, then, to go back later, just click on it. The Control sheet acts like 65,000 Clickable Memories! The Memory sheet can Click-To-Tune as well, but it just selects the Memory NUMBER you click on, disregarding the sheet's frequency. Therefore, this works without the sheet updated. - This is not intended to replace the radio's controls. I believe that Tuning Knobs work just fine. - Some things Auto-Correct. Filters can be entered as "W", "M", "N". CTCSS freqs don't need the decimal – enter 107 for 107.2. Colors change when out of the Ham bands. - The optional Filters are entered at startup, or changed later, to allow the sheet to set them properly. - Set up the desired computer COM port – Watch the Baud rates. Click the button on the Control sheet, change some cells then click the Finished button. This is a bit crude, but, oh well. - Best to FIRST save it under a new name and use the new one after making it NOT Read Only. In the outside chance you blow something up. (:-) Potential Problem resolution: While it should be very rare, IF Excel itself crashes and quits altogether, shame on Microsoft. It happens to me on rare occasion and I have no hope of figuring out why. Just like voting in Chicago; Save early and Save often. If My code appears to crash, which should also be rare, you loose nothing in the sheets and can safely do a normal Save of the Workbook, then QUIT Excel entirely and re-start the Workbook. If my sheet halts mid memory transfer, you should be able to try to start again. If it keeps crashing in the same place, capture the error message that pops up (ALT + PrntScrn) and send it to me with a careful explanation. Vers 5-12a
Click on a line (row) to tune the radio to that freq. . Control sheet: . Steve. . switch memories on the radio. You can have a scanning step size different from regular tuning.I did one thing the radio can't.I'll remember more as soon as I click the Send button. Murphy was smarter than all of us put together. but it's there. .Just by clicking.Icom's Filter Selection Algorithm Via Serial port) is quite awkward. e. CAUTION – It may take a few clicks to get out of this mode.Have the sheet "Follow" the radio as you tune around. I tested and tested and tested (I managed a test group professionally). . .Work the Menu functions that Icom made available from the serial port – no hunting through Menus. Note that the Tone and CT on/off parameters do transfer automatically – dumb Icom)) This can be done for sections of memories.Load the radio's memories from the sheet. You'll probably find the error I don't know about. 73. so the sheet may not reflect Menu item until you change it). K9DCI . (The sheet can't READ the radio's Menus. Memory Sheet: . Questionable value. ( But NOT memory names and only store CTCSS freqs semi-automatically. I think the two "Update" buttons are the only ones that don't work yet. . change bands and (I think) mode and filter.g. My Code duplicates the charts in the manual.Type-in frequencies or click to grab a freq from the radio. Memories 10 through 27. but I didn't test all possible combinations of optional filters.