The ADMS-VX8 Radio Programming Software is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC. Any memory channel with all its details can Be sent to the radio with a simple keystroke.
Memory Channels Include:
Other Menu Item Categories Include:
The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.
The programming process begins by first installing the program then installing (and allowing) the drivers for the cable. Be sure to complete both of these steps.
Save your file as you work. This is a computer, after all, and you would hate to lose your work should the system fail. Actually, create and save as many files as you want or need. You could have one file for home, a different one for the vacation house, another for the trip to your son’s house, another for the yearly 3K run and picnic where you help direct traffic and want the radio to be programmed with only the frequencies for that event. Remember, radio programming is an overwrite process. Everything in the radio is replaced by everything in the file.
Skip MemoriesThese frequencies are skipped during VFO scanning. These channels can Be used for additional regular memory storage if you don't use VFO scanning.
Limit MemoriesLimit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels.
EAI MemoryProgram the frequency to use with the Emergency Automatic Identification feature.
VFO A and BThe program makes available the same VFOs as in the radio (usually one per band). Remember these are not real memory channels since the details are lost as soon as you tune the radio manually. There is no one button recall for these. You do not need to program into VFO Before programming details into a memory channel. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can Be changed to another within the band, they cannot Be left blank.
HomeHome/Call channels are special memories accessed through one button recall on the radio. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can Be changed to another within the band, they cannot Be left blank.
Marine MemoriesPre-programmed in the radio, the Marine Memories cannot Be changed. Receive frequency, Transmit frequency and Offset direction are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can Be included with other memories in Banks 1-24 by checking the box for that Bank.
SW MemoriesFrequencies for shortwave listening are preprogrammed in the radio with a name identifier and cannot Be changed. Receive frequency and Name are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can Be included with other memories in Banks 1-24 by checking the box for that Bank.
Weather MemoriesTen NOAA weather frequencies are preprogrammed in the radio, and cannot Be changed. Use this screen to edit Name, set Skip conditions and add a weather channel to a bank along with other memories.
Radio Menu Settings
Here is the rest of your radio. Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.
The entries on the Settings screens are made for you to "Set and Forget". Once settings are customized, you are prompted to save Before exiting. The saved settings will Be there every time you create a new frequency file.
Use these settings to adjust the ARTS, CW and EAI menu items of the radio. Options for Pager and Emergency functions are also found here.
Opening Message Enter up to 13 characters to display when radio starts up. The radio has a message feature which sends a text message and your ID instead of sending a voice transmission. Store message here for use with this feature. This feature is explained in detail in the VX-8 help file.
Customize radio sounds including the notes for a User Beep Melody that sounds when User Beep is engaged for Tone Mode on a memory channel.
Enter DTMF and Internet (wires) memory details to customize options for these functions of the radio.
VFO and Menu Skip
Limit access to little used Bands in VFO and Hide menu options to make using the radio simpler.
Customize options for APRS and GPS functions.
Customize additional features of the VX-8D model radio for advanced APRS functions.
Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.