Downloading and Installing tk7
on Windows Based Systems

Version 0.5

tk7 has been tested on a 1400 MHz AMD Athlon® based computer running Microsoft Windows 98 and Tcl/Tk version 8.3, patchlevel 8.3.3.

This is experimental software and contains defects. It remains under development. When available, newer versions of tk7 will be made available for download at this web site.

Downloading and Installing tk7 for Windows

  1. Select a version of the free tcl/tk software appropriate for your computer's version of Windows from: . Download, then run the executable file to install tcl/tk software on your computer.

    It will ask you to choose a directory in which to install the tcl/tk software. You must install it in a new folder named Tcl on the C partition, i.e.,

  2. Create another installation folder, named C:\tk7. It will be used for the tk7 program and data files.
  3. Download the zipped version of tk7, into the C:\tk7 folder you created earlier.
  4. Unzip the file into the C:\tk7 folder after downloading it. (Note to Windows XP users: Be careful to extract the zip file into the correct folder. Windows XP defaults to the wrong folder and you must explicitly choose the correct folder.)
  5. Remove the tk7.ini configuration file if you have one left over from a previous installation.
  6. You must reboot Windows before using tk7 for the first time.
  7. To start tk7, run the C:\tk7\tk7.bat batch file.


  1. This installation procedure is the same for Windows XP, Windows 98, and Windows ME.
  2. If you create a shortcut to C:\tk7\tk7.bat, the shortcut works best if it is set up to run minimized and close on exit.
  3. Be sure to read a memory image from your radio and save it in a template (.tk7) file as a backup before making any changes.

Revised June 1, 2013