The VX-7 Commander application is a software package for programming the Yaesu VX-7R.
A programming cable is required to interface with a PC.
You must open a profile file for the radio before any importing can occur. This can be done by opening a *.vx7 file or, if you have not downloaded the radio for the first time, you should do that first and save that file.
A progress box will appear as the radio is downloaded.
The VX-7 Commander software can import in CSV, TravelPlus TPE, VX5 .EXE, VX-5 .RDF, and .VX2 formats. It can export in CSV format only.
Repeaterbood default is BOLD. Headers are included as the field names shown below.
|#||Sequential memory number starting with 1.|
|Tag||null limited to 8 characters.|
|Freq||Repeater Downlink Frequency|
|Mode||NFM, AM, WFM|
|Scn Md||Off, Skip, Pref|
|RPT SH||SIMP, -RPT, +RPT, DUP|
|Shift||Repeater shift in MHz|
|TS/DCS||OFF, TONE, TSQL, DCS|
|Tone||Repeater Downlink Tone or 88.5|
|DCS||Repeater Downlink Code or 023|
|TX Pwr||L1, L2, L3, MAX|
|Clk Sh||OFF, ON|
See the TravelPlus TPE section for available exports. The exports below are in regards to the specific CSV import, which provides additional functionality beyond the TravelPlus export.
|Search Page||North America||Rest of World|
|Call||Development Planned||Development Planned|
|Feature||Development Planned||Development Planned|
|Keyword||Development Planned||Development Planned|
|Location||Development Planned||Development Planned|
|Special Modes||Development Planned||Development Planned|
Users may notice there is sometimes a discrepancy between the number of rows shown on the website versus what is actually exported. This is caused by the export working to remove any repeaters that operate in modes that are not supported by the radio, such as all digital modes. Exports are also limited to the number of memory channels available in the VX-7, which is 900.
Import the data into CHIRP and then massage the data there as a master file. For example, CHIRP defaults to setting the power to the L1. I'll go line by line and change the power to my preferred settings. Once that is all squared away, I will save an image of the configuration. That image can be used to create settings for any other radio you own that is supported by CHIRP. With that procedure, you are well on your way to programming all of your radio as similarly as possible.
If you would also like to use the VX-7 Commander software, save your work as a *.img file and then as a file as a *.vx7 file. Open the *.vx7 file with VX-7 Commander.