Kenwood R-5000 S-Meter & computer interface?

Kenwood R-5000 S-Meter & computer interface?

Post by Russell Mir » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Kenwood's R-5000 receiver has as an option a serial
port to allow control by a computer.  It seems that
they did not think that reading the S-Meter from the
computer would be a valuable feature...

I'd like to modify my receiver to support this new
function.  Internally there is a 4052 A/D converter,
and some of the analog inputs don't seem to be used
for anything really important.

Has anyone out there done this sort of modification,
and if so would you be willing to share what you've
learned.

If not I'll reverse-engineer the prom and create a
new serial port command to support remote S-Meter
reading.