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RE: RDS Encoder?
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Subject: RE: RDS Encoder?
From: Ben Barber <ben@inovonicsbroadcast.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:15:42 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?

Hi Dave,


I agree with not getting a cheap USB to Serial adapter.  We often get calls from engineers who have used some obscure adapter and wonder why it doesn’t work.


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From: davecurrie8663371234@gmail.com <davecurrie8663371234@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 10:12 AM
To: crtech@crtech.org
Subject: FW: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?


I have had way too much experience with USB to 9 pin serial adapters.

School of hard knocks taught me that the inexpensive (cheap) USB adapters won’t work.

I have found that the Startech adapter does work well.  Here is a link:   https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters/1-Port-USB-Serial-RS232-Adapter-Cable~ICUSB2321F

Cost should be less than $ 30.00 – well worth the few extra dollars.





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From: Bruce <bruce@psalmfm.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:45 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?


We use an Inovonics 730 with the serial input.

I have not tried it, but might a USB to Serial cable adapter work for you?

$10 or so.




International Falls, MN



----- Original Message -----

To: CRTech

Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:33 AM

Subject: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?


What are you all using to get full function RDS encoding into your signal? I keep looking at Inovonics, but they still use 9 pin serial ports to get data. My automation computer does not have a serial port nor does it have any slots available to put one in. Are there any dynamic encoders out there that use a usb connection from computer to encoder?

Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

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