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If you have one of these, then you need this software.


The ARC5000 provides a unique set of tools you can use to setup/manage your AOR AR5000 scanner.

Unfortunately operating the AR5000 by the keyboard is not ergonomic and it is certainly not fun. However, the very nice RS232C interface can come to the rescue.

Note that the ARC5000 software is only a tool for setting up the radio like memory/search banks/bandplan. 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.

System requirements: Windows 98/Win2000/XP.

ARC5000 is not compatible with Windows VISTA and will not be updated for Vista. This is no problem for you however, just pull that old computer or laptop out of the closet and use it as a dedicated system. If you don't have an XP computer, check eBay where you can buy laptops complete with XP installed and ready to run with dead batteries which you can then run from AC power instead of the battery. You can grab these for almost nothing because most people fail to see how they can be useful tools for software like this.

Here is an overview of the tools:

AR5000 Memory Manager:

Screenshot of AR5000 Memory Manager

As you probably noticed setting up a memory bank using the keyboard is very time consuming because of bad ergonomics (IF Bandwidth is a Shift option). Every memory channels holds 24 parameters(!). My ARC5000 Memory Manager reads all these parameters and presents them in a friendly spread-sheet format.

The program offers:

  • "WebCatcher" to capture frequencies from ANY website.
  • Edit of all memory parameters (ARC5000 is the only software that programs CTCSS!)
  • Cut/Copy/Paste Options with Clipboard support
  • Cut/Copy/Paste complete data
  • Only ARC5000 reads and writes CTCSS without removing them from your memory bank
  • Link an offset to your memory channels. ARC reads the actual offsets you programmed.
  • Sort option
  • Edit the scan parameters (delay,pause,voice,level)
  • Edit the bank link settings:

  • Right Mouse Button Popup menu
  • Insert/Remove Channels
  • Easy fill option for setting up a bank in a few mouse clicks:

AR5000 Bandplan Manager:

Screenshot of AR5000 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.

Other futures:

  • Open a bandplan from disk
  • Save a bandplan
  • Link an offset to your bandplan
  • Add text to the bandplan
  • View the offsets programmed in your AR5000
  • The software includes the USA and Europe bandplan that came with the AR5000. Use these to build your personal bandplan.

AR5000 Virtual Control Center

This tool introduced the first virtual AR5000 control. The window is divided in 3 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.

The virtual control center will get support for memory and search banks in the future.

Spectrum Analyser

The famous ARC spectrum analyser is also available for the AR5000. See other site for info and more screenshots. 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 5000 is automaticly 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 5000 to a received frequency by double clicking a peak in the Spectrum.
ARC5000 includes the spectrum analyser software too.
Here is a screen shot of spectrum analysis I did of a cellular band in The Netherlands using ARC5000:

Screenshot of AR5000 Spectrum Analyzer

Search Manager

Setup your search banks. The data is presented in a spread-sheet window like the memory manager.

Here are some options




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