BV Version 7 - Download

BV Version 7 was designed for Windows 2000, XP. It works under Windows Vista, 7 and 8 and needs to be run in XP Compatibility Mode. It is important to read and follow these instructions before you download. BV requires a BDE (Borland Database Engine) installation on your computer. BV will not run without the BDE! The BDE is a set of database drivers and includes an administration program. See the instructions below how to download and install the BDE.

Terms of use

BV7 is freeware. BV7 is provided "as is" to the ham radio community. I will not give any support in any form. I might read your e-mails and suggestions but I usually never answer them. With a few 10,000 hams worldwide using this software it would simply take too much of my time. Instead you will find useful support in the BV7 Mailing List.

BV Version 7.9.2

Filename Size Description
bv7_setup.exe 1.6 MB BV7 installation program (first installation and updates)

Click on the link above to start the download of the BV7 installation program bv7_setup.exe. Save the file in a temporary folder on your hard disk (for example in C:\temp).

After the download is finished, double-click on the file bv7_setup in your temporary folder to start the installation of BV7. Follow the instructions in the setup program. It is recommended to install it in the program folder C:\Program Files\BV7. The same procedure for all future program updates!

BV 7 User Manuals

Filename Size Description
bv7_manual.zip 453 kB BV7 User Manual in English language (PDF)
bv7_manual_de.zip 8100 kB BV7 User Manual in German language (PDF)
bv7_manual_rus.zip 813 kB BV7 User Manual in Russian language (PDF)

The BV help files are also available as user manuals in English and German language (in PDF format). It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. The files are packed in a ZIP file. Thank you very much to Eike, DM3ML, for the German translation.

BDE (Borland Database Engine)

Filename Size Description
BDEInfoSetup.exe 6.9 MB BDE installation program

The BDE installation is necessary only once. The BDE version needs to be at least 5.0. Save the file in a temporary folder on your hard disk (for example in C:\temp). After the download is finished, double-click on the file BDEInfoSetup in your temporary folder to start the installation of the BDE. Follow the instructions in the setup program.

When you launch BV and get a Borland error you must set permission for the BDE: Configuring the BDE for Windows 7 and 8.