RDS MAX 4000+ serial protocol

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RDS MAX 4000+ serial protocol

Post by Yagi »

As a satisfied RDS MAX 4000+ user i'm looking for a list of the complete serial protocol to control the rds encoder.
At the end of the manual there are a few examples and they are clear to me, but i want to control time/pty and more.
Also in the manual it says that the whole protocol will be published, i searched the forum but could not find it.

I already looked in the VB sample code and found a bit more, but to go through the whole source code for the commands is a real pain in the a** :D
A (pdf) list would be more handy.

In my radiostation i use an AMX control system and i want to control the RDS MAX 4000+ with it, for example a dj could change the PTY with a simple press on the touchpanel.
Also i have a DCF controlled clock which i want to update the time from the rds encoder.

Other things:

When will the RDS MAX 4000+ support PTYN?

And is it possible to make my own rds blocks, on a other station i use rds block 6A to check transmitter power/swr/temperature so i simply tune to this station and i can check the transmitter status at home.
They use a XXXX which is capable of making any rds block you want, a feature i want to implement on my own station.
Not a offence to XXXX but i have the idea that the RDS signal of my RDS MAX 4000+ last longer then the XXXX so i want to stick with my RDS MAX instead of changing to a XXXX.

And is there any change that there will be a Linux/Ubuntu program to control the RDS MAX? all the computers on my station run Ubuntu for safety and it would be great if i could configure the RDS MAX with it.

I hope you can help.

Greetings Yagi
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contact me via email and we will discuss. We are preparing update to the popular
RDS MAX series soon so your comments can influence the design greatly.

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