ED-250W Editor for the CAT-250
The CAT-250 Windows Editor offers a monumental break through in repeater controller programming. No endless string of DTMF tones to enter or confusing script files to write. Completely mouse driven, just point and click. Program codes, timers, voice messages and select courtesy tones without ever touching your computer's keyboard.
Use the CAT-250 Setup window to load the editor with default values.
Use the CAT-250 Control Code window to change prefix and code settings. A forced DTMF key selection can also be selected.
Use the CAT-250 Timer window to change both the Long and Short timer settings.
The CAT-250 has sixty-four remote control channels divided into groups of eight zones with eight channels each according to their function. You would use this window to set the control functions of the CAT-250. To change the status of a control channel in the zone, just click on the desired check box.
CW Identification and Muting Tone Selection
Use this window to edit the CW identification message. You can also select the CW tone frequency and speed. Muting tone frequency can also be selected.
A vocabulary list of 290 words carefully selected for amateur repeater operation is available to construct any of 20 different voice messages. Each message can be 15 words in length. Configure your repeater ID and announcements to suit your particular needs.
Eight different courtesy tones can be constructed to generate unique tones during different repeater configurations.
Event and User Macros
Fifty event macros and forty user defined macros are supported in the CAT-250 controller. The window picture below illustrates the user macro display showing user macros 1 - 5. A review of each macro is possible by a simple click on the macro number. A macro review window will display what commands the macro will execute and the code or DTMF command to execute the macro commands. You can also provide an editable heading to provide an easy explanation of the macro's purpose. For example, the review is showing user macro 3.
The CAT-250 supports twenty scheduled event time settings. The window below shows some scheduled time settings.
Transferring Data To or From the CAT-250 Controller
After editing the controller parameters with your desired settings, you can upload the data into the CAT-250. If you have changed some parameters by DTMF, you can download the controller parameters into the editor and save your revised data to disk. The window below shows an upload in progress.
CAT-250 Editor For Windows requires an IBM® or compatible PC, uses 2MB RAM, and works with Microsoft® Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP. Vista, Win7 or Win8. The program resides on about 3MB of hard drive space.
ED-250W CAT-250 Editor Program For Windows: $49.00.