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 +====== AMV1 Editor Pack ======
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 +This small command line utility allows you to change some of the back-end data elements of [[software:radio:amv1]] (AMV1) software. You can use this utility to modify frequency allocations, country prefixes and even the logos! 
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 +Download the application [[http://www.slyware.com/downloads/products/amv1edpk.zip|AMV1EDPK.ZIP]] (20Kb), and extract to some temporary directory. The main executable is ''AMV1EDPK.EXE'', but view the ''README.TXT'' file, or see the details below for information. 
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 +**NOTE:** Ensure to backup the two datafiles mentioned (or restore from the originals included in the archive when needed) before re-encoding. Please be aware that this is a simple utility that has only be tested for basic functionality. 
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 +===== Frequency Allocation =====
 +
 +Frequency allocations are held within a single file, ''AMV1PLUG.FRQ''. Ensure that this file is within the same directory as the ''AMV1EDPK.EXE'' (copy from your AMV1 directory). Then simple run the following to extract it: 
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 +<code>amv1edpk.exe /frq amv1plug.frq amv1plug.txt</code>
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 +This will extract the frequency information into the file ''AMV1PLUG.TXT'' in the local directory. Simply open this file with a text editor. The first line of this file must stay as 'SRCVALIDATION', but the next two can be changed for your convenience. From this point forward, all frequencies are listed in ascending order, with the following format: 
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 +<code>start_freq;finish_freq;max_pwd;morse;telephony;rtty;data;facsimile;sstv;fstv;</code>
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 +Where every field after field 3 should be either 1 for true, or 0 for false. Please note that if these conventions are not followed it is likely to cause parse errors within AMV1! In addition, ensure that the frequencies are sorted in ascending order (by start frequency). 
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 +When you have made your changes/additions, run the following command to re-compile them. 
 +
 +<code>amv1edpk.exe /frq amv1plug.txt amv1plug.frq </code>
 +
 +This will encode the settings back into the ''AMV1PLUG.FRQ'' file. This can now be copied into your AMV1 data. Run the application, and it should work! 
 +
 +===== Datafile Elements =====
 +
 +The datafile contains various bits, but the main file that will be useful is the file containing the country callsign prefixes. Changing this (i.e. adding all countries) will fix the bug in AMV1, which causes lots of 'Index out of range' errors when leaving the call sign field.
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 +You should use the ''AMV1ORIG.SDT'' file from **THIS** archive for initial modifications, and not the file contained within your AMV1 data directory. This is due to compatibility problems with other releases. So, copy ''AMV1ORIG.SDT'' to ''AMV1DATA.SDT'' in the same directory as ''AMV1EDPK.EXE''. Then run: 
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 +<code>amv1edpk.exe /data amv1data.sdt </code>
 +This will create three files within that directory, details below: 
 +
 +  * **ICONS.BMP** - Various icons used within the application (appended to each other)
 +  * **MAINLOGO.BMP** - Large version of original logo
 +  * **PREFIX.TXT** - Country callsign prefixes, this is the one to edit!
 +
 +You can simply change these files using a text editor or whatever. With the ''PRFIX.TXT'' file you have to again follow the conventions, or AMV1 will break. All entries should be in the format: 
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 +<code>code:country; </code>
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 +Where code is some prefix for the call sign (i.e. M for UK), and country is just some text. **ALSO NOTE** that they must be sorted in alphabetical order (numerical too, with numbers appearing before letters), taking the WHOLE COUNTRY CODE! Again, due to the way it searches, it just won't find your entries if they are not in the correct sorted order. 
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 +Once you have made your changes, run: 
 +
 +<code>amv1edpk.exe /data </code>
 +
 +This will encode all the three files back into the original ''AMV1DATA.SDT'' file. This can be copied into the AMV1 directory, and run. If you wish to make future additions to this data file, then you can simply repeat the process (using the new ''AMV1DATA.SDT'' file from your AMV1 directory). 
  
 
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