recording of signal strength???

Mark Kanawati
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 09:11:54 -0500

Hello Terry,

I also had  the PCR 1000 nice economic receiver
if you need the service manual I have one
we can improve its specifications by re-tweaking it for specific band.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Terry Fox []
Sent:	Wednesday, March 31, 1999 7:09 PM
Subject:	Re: recording of signal strength???

I just purchased an Icom PCR-1000.  It uses a PC to control it, the protocol is available on
the net.  With a good preamp or LF converter, one could easily read the signal and store
it.  Obviously, using a simple  A/D would allow almost any receiver to be used.  I have the
TI TLC-548 working with a parallel port software uart on my prototype network analyzer.  It
is an 8-bit A/D converter that does 0-5 volts.  It costs about $3.00.  Terry.

Alberto di Bene wrote:

> > Rik Strobbe wrote:
> >
> > > At 10:01 26/03/99 -0000, G3XDV wrote:
> > > >On a similar subject, it would be really useful to be able to plot
> > > >signal strength against time (say, 24 hours) using a computer - for
> > > >simplicity it would help to use the sound card so that the same
> ....
> a few receivers (like the TS850) have a serial interfacing port that permits to a
> computer, among other control functions, to read the S-meter value. Then it is a trivial
> task to write a logging pgm.
> Alberto   I2PHD