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XTL5000 and digital sound card

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gadepp

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Does anyone know how to utilize a Motorola XTL5000 and interface it with a computer to utilize digital sound card modes through the radio like you can with normal HAM radios?
 

sfd119

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Pin J21 is RX_FILTERED_AUDIO and you'll need to use another one for Ground.
 

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Pin J21 is RX_FILTERED_AUDIO and you'll need to use another one for Ground.
Just bear in mind that there is a DC bias voltage on this line and I would suggest that you couple it into the computer sound card with a coupling capacitor to block the voltage. Something on the order of a 1.0 uf. capacitor in series with the connection would work just fine.
 

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RX Filtered audio will not have anything that " interface it with a computer to utilize digital sound card modes " could work with. That would require 'taping into' the radio. Not recommended as the XTL uses a different demodulation scheme. Not your old reliable Foster Seelly Discriminator anymore....
 
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