RE: [BCD396XT] Discriminator Output
- Thanks MUCH Rich! I have no plans on going inside the XT, I just thought I
could get the discriminator output on the serial cable through the Control
Channel Output function. My tapped Pro-96 is getting loaded down to the
point where it's not working on the 800 frequencies if I use the tap, and I
was just being lazy wanting to get the data out of the XT rather than going
back into the 96 (it has a "straight" tap, no cap or resistor). Thanks
again Rich. Dewey.
From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Rich Carlson
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 19:44
Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Discriminator Output
In order to get discriminator audio you need to tap it, there should
be a solder pad on the main board labeled DISC. Just tack solder a
small wire there and run that to a jack of some sort (don't forget a
ground and an isolation cap or resistor!)
Google around or check Radio Reference, there have been a few mods
published where people modified an existing jack like the earphone or
data jack to output the discriminator audio.
Personally though I would find a cheaper 800 MHz scanner like a PRO96,
BC330 etc. and tap that, save the expensive 396XT for it's features
and use a used, older radio for tapping. This also protects you from
messing up a $500 radio.
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:52 PM, dewey_003 <Dewey3@...> wrote:
> Ok, I give... what's the secret to getting the discriminator out of the
396XT (I know about the menu setting). I'm guessing it will be two of the
pins on the serial plug, but which two? I've done searching using several
search terms, but could not find any posts on the serial plug's schematics.
Thanks in advance. Dewey.
Rich Carlson, N9JIG
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