Entering Memories

Memories Dialog Box Made Easy

The Remote Base client provides capability to save your favorite stations to memory for future use.  You can bring up the help from within the Memory Dialog or by going to the handiham Help and Support Page.  For JAWS® users, the Memory dialog is laid out as follows.

When you first launch the Memory dialog, you are presented with 10 memory slots, one clear button, one save button, and a help button.  There is an additional button that is added when the Save button is selected.  As you TAB around the interface, you are taken from Memory slot to memory slot (M1 through M10).  In addition to the memory slot name, you will hear your screen reader announce the name of the memory you have assigned if you have done so prior.  You will also hear which memory is selected as the name is announced with an asterisk.  For example, you might hear M1 * PicoNet button if Memory Slot 1 has already been used to save the PicoNet as a favorite.  For sighted folks, the interface might present some challenges but, with this documentation, the process is made clearer.  The Memory Dialog box has the capability to store 10 Memories, as mentioned above.  Each memory slot has a corresponding button all the way to the left of the interface.  There is a memory title and all the other information associated with the memory.

Very Important things to know about the Memories dialog box.

  1.  If you enter the memory dialog for the first time, the list will not be populated with any memories.
  2. When you want to save a memory location, you must first click on the Save button before you click on the memory slot you want to save.
  3. IF you want to clear a memory slot, you will need to first click on the clear button before clicking on the memory slot you want to have cleared.
  4. If you have already saved memory slots and you want to use one, simply click on it and you will be taken to the main radio interface with your memory loaded up with all the settings you chose when you saved it prior.

Saving your favorite stations to memory is easy, just use the following steps:

  1.  Sign in to the remote base with valid credentials.
  2. Select all the settings that you would like to have the remote base client store for your particular favorite station.  This might include Frequency, Mode, Split or simplex mode, and so on.
  3. Please note that the radio’s audio may interfere with your hearing of the screen reader.  IF you are using Windows Vista or above, and you know how to perform the steps, you might be able to turn down the volume for skype.  If you are using Windows XP, please use the following steps for temporarily changing the RF gain
    1. Press the letter G for RF Gain
    2. Use the less than or greater than sign on the keyboard to lower and raise the RF gain respectively.  The less than sign is also the comma character on the keyboard and the greater than sign is also the period key on the keyboard.
    3. From the main Remote Base client interface, choose the Memories menu or press ALT+M.  You will note that the following dialog will appear.

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  1. You may tab around this interface and, if you are using a screen reader, you will hear the memory title you have saved as you tab from slot to slot.  What you will hear is M1 through M10 with the title of the memory that you previously saved.  In addition, the selected memory will be indicated by an asterisk.  For example, if you saved the PicoNet on memory slot 1, you will hear:

M1 * PicoNet Button

  1. If you have no memory saved in a slot, and you are using a screen reader, you will hear the Memory slot with the word NO_KEY announced as well.  NO_KEY means the memory has not yet been saved.
  2. When you get to Memory slot 10, M10, then you have three additional buttons labeled Clear, Save, and Help.
  3. Tab to the Save button and activate it.  Important: you must click on the Save button before activating a memory slot for saving.
  4. Now tab over to the memory slot that you want to choose and activate it.  You will be taken to a Memory Title field in which you may enter a friendly name to use for the memory that you are saving.
  5. Enter a name for the Memory slot and tab over to the Close button and activate it.
  6. The memory will be saved and you are returned to the memory slot you just saved.

To Clear a Memory Slot, do the following:

  1.  Launch the remote base client
  2. From the menu, choose Memories or press ALT+M to bring up the Memory dialog box.
  3. Click on the Clear button or simply tab over to the Cleared button to activate it using a screen reader.  TIP: if using a screen reader, you might find that you will get to the clear button quickly by hitting SHIFT+TAB instead of TAB all the way through the ten memory locations.
  4. Now that you have enabled the clear function, click on the button for the memory slot that you want to clear.  If you are using a screen reader, simply tab over until you hear the memory slot you want to cleared and activate the button.
  5. AT this time, you are taken back to the memory slot that you just cleared and you will know which one it is since it is indicated by a memory number + an asterisk and the generic NO_KEY description.
  6. You may now continue working with the memory dialog until you are done.
  7. Close the memory dialog by pressing ALT+F4.

If you need help with the memories dialog, then click on the HELP button or tab over to it to bring up the web site that contains the help information for saving and clearing memories or even activating memories.

What are the settings that are stored when a particular band is saved?

When a band is saved locally, you may save all the following settings with the memory:




Compression Level (comp level)


CW Key Speed

DIG Gain


IF Shift

MIC Gain

Noise Reduction


NR Level

Power Level



RX Antenna

RX Equalizer

RX frequency

RX Mode


Memory Title

TX Equalizer

TX frequency

TX mode



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Published by

Patrick Tice

Handiham System Manager