The ARC5000 BuTel Software CD is designed expressly for the AOR AR5000 series. The software provides a set of tools you can use to setup/manage your AR5000. (The software does NOT support full remote control and scanning options although the spectrum analyser can log data but search speed of the analyser is only 2-4 freq's a second (because the AR5000 remote interface is very slow)).
ARC5000 Memory Manager
Setting up a memory bank using the keyboard is very time consuming since every memory channels holds 24 parameters. The ARC5000 Memory Manager reads all these parameters and presents them in a friendly spread-sheet format.
ARC5000 Bandplan Manager
The AR5000 has a nice future called AUTOMODE. In AUTOMODE the receiver uses a table as a reference for setting mode/step/bandwidth/step offset. Unfortunately this pre-programmed bandplan does not match your local bandplan. This tool is used to reprogram your bandplan. The data is read from the EEprom and presented in a spread-sheet format. You can add/remove/modify entries in the table and send the new data back. A maximum of 128 entries is available.
ARC5000 Search Manager
This function allows you to setup your search banks. The data is presented in a spread-sheet window like the memory manager. Some of the options include: Full copy/paste/cut support, Sort the 20 search banks, Save data to disk, Read data from disk, Setup the search parameters (delay,pause,voice,level), Setup the bank links, Program special steps with a shift and Edit the pass frequencies.
ARC5000 Spectrum Analyser
The spectrum analyser includes cumulative, continue and single peak mode. A powerful zoom option let's you zoom in at a certain range with a few mouse clicks. The AR5000 is automatically updated with the new search range. A hit spectrum and extended log options are also available. You can setup all colors and horizontal/vertical lines. The EASY LISTENING option tunes the AR5000 to a received frequency by double clicking a peak in the Spectrum.
ARC5000 Virtual Control Center
ARC5000 Virtual Control Center has the window is divided into three sections. The top section is the virtual display showing more info then the AR5000 display itself. It shows all the current settings including volume/squelch/s-signal. The middle section is a large toolbar were you can select Mode/Bandwidth/Antenna/Audio Filters/AGC and setup Volume and Squelch. The bottom section is used to input new data. Program the frequency/step/shift using a virtual keyboard. Also tuning the AR5000 is possible. You can also setup the tone eliminator.
System requirements: Windows 3.1/95/98/NT4/Win2000/ME/XP. For Win2000/XP you need version 1.41.