ARC8600 is a collection of utilities for programming and controlling the AR8600 series.
- Compatible with: Windows 98/2000/XP
- Not compatible with: Windows VISTA/7.
- ARC8600 frequency limit is 2000 MHz.
- Only support 16 bit filenames
Memory Bank Manager
The best memory manager you can get. Presents data in a spread sheet. Supports clipboard and many other options suggested by users.
Only the ARC8600 memory manager really reads ALL parameters stored in your memorybanks!
Search Bank Manager
A spreadsheet type editor for your search banks. Supports clipboard and many other options suggested by users.
Only the ARC8600 search manager really reads ALL parameters stored in your memorybanks (compare this list with any other software package):
- Start Frequency
- Stop Frequency
- Step Shift
- Noise Limiter
Your AR8600 has a so called preprogammed bandplan. In automode the scanner will automaticaly select mode and step from a default bandplan that is stored inside the scanner.
As you probably noticed the factory bandplan is not very good.
With the bandplan manager your download / edit and upload the bandplan. You can modify it very easy for your own convenience.
Your personal bandplan is stored in the AR8200 in non volatile memory.
The spectrum analyser include in ARC8600 can be used to search for new or secret frequencies. while you are working, sleeping the spectrum analyser search a frequency range and shows you a grafical presentation of any activity that took place.
The spectrum analyser was desgined together with professional radio monitoring companies!
But there is more: the spectrum analyser not only shows activity but also calculates a hit ratio for every frequency. The hitratio shows how often a frequency is used. More screenshots and a description of the powerzoon and ARCtune option here.
Fastlog utility: You can't get faster than fastlog!
This small program simply logs frequencies that are found during a search. It uses the search banks of the AR8600 and therefor is searches at high speed. In the logfile you will find frequency, signal strength and time and date.
In the March 2000 review of ARC8200 by John Catalano, tests show the power of fastlog: "The results substantiated the fact that ScanCat is one lazy cat. ScanCat took almost three minutes, as compared to Fastlog's 48 seconds and Tuner's one minute! During the five minute search, ScanCat only found eight active frequencies as compared to Fastlog's forty-six logged frequencies. These tests were done within minutes of each other."
Tone Seeker for optional tone unit.
Instead of turning the dial to find the correct tone for the tone eliminator this small program will do that for you automatically.
VFO Virtual Control
Control your VFO's. You can program an extra 10 often used preset frequencies.
Backup and Restore Utility
- A software version of the AR8600 clone option.
- The process is fully remote controlled so you do not need to set the AR8200 to clone mode using the keyboard!
- Create a FULL backup of your AR8600 Eeprom. All settings are stored.
- Restore a backup.
- With this tool you can clone your AR8600 with other people worldwide.