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Controlling a Spectra with a PC

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AA6RR_Mike

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I haven't seen this covered before. I am wondering if it would be okay to post the 5 byte hex data that controls the Spectra. This is not to be confused with a replacement for the RSS software. This info would not program the radio, only control it. I have looked at the protocol and have written a basic program that will do:
Volume Up/Down
Channel (Mode) Up/Down
Channel Select (from 4 drop down menus, 32 chls per for a 128 mode radio)
Scan On/Off
PTT On/Off
Display On/Off
Some of the other valuable info for programmers is the ability to capture the:
channel (mode) number on signal event, scanning on and off
notification of squelch closed (signal dropped)
change in volume - read current volume level

I don't want to ruffle any feathers, so please give me some feedback on this topic.

73, Mike
 

AA6RR_Mike

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I have just read the Spectra User Manual which states that copyrighted computer programs of Motorola may not be reproduced in any form. So, I withdraw my offer to post the 5 byte command codes and share my own program. Sorry.
 
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