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[TenTec] OMNI Serial Level Converter

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Subject: [TenTec] OMNI Serial Level Converter
From: mosier@uncg.edu (Stephen Mosier)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 08:02:00 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Let me pass this info on to those of you who don't know.  
Ten-Tec used to sell the Model 305 serial level converter 
for $46 which allowed you to interface your computer to the 
OMNI V or VI via the radio's 2-pin serial output, thereby 
saving the 25-pin connector for other things.  Like so many 
other things, they discontinued it.  Ten-Tec told me that I 
could use an ICOM CT-10 level converter (Ten-Tec and ICOM 
use the same interface), but I haven't been able to find 
one, and ICOM's level converters are quite expensive.  But 
if anyone is interested and doesn't know, the February 1993 
QST has the level converter you need ("Everything you 
Always Wanted to Know About Hardware for Computer- 
Controlling Modern Radios", by AA8DX). Don't know whether 
the kit and pc board are still available, but you could 
still do the construction from scratch.

steve - w3grg

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