RADIO Control Adapter
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes an adapter arrangement which enables a host computer to use a serial data link to control the performance parameters for a remote AM/FM radio. The radio control adapter disclosed herein provides an interface between a host computer and a remote radio. In this disclosure the host computer can be a personal computer. The radio is an AM/FM receiver with an optional cassette tape player and a 1K baud bidirectional serial communications link. The adapter allows the host to control and monitor the radio parameters as follows: A. Current AM/FM channel B. Volume C. Speaker balance D. Equalizer settings E. Fade F. Seek/Scan G. AM/FM preset channels H. Radio ON/OFF. The adapter can also control several support parameters for a CB. These include CB channel, squelch, and signal sensitivity.