Scandata faq q9
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Note: This portion of the SCANDATA FAQ is, of course, completely out of date since Bill died in 2000. In addition, this kit is what got Bill into a legal tangle with the Justice Department; a situation that was not resolved prior to his death.
================================================================ Q9: What if I don't want to build my own Data Decoder Interface? See further below if you are intested in a 4-Level Data Decoder Interface. First is info on the 2LFSKDDI: 2LFSKDDI ======== There isn't much of a technical obstacle to "rolling your own 2-Level Data Decoder Interface, but if lack of time, tools, or access to the parts is an obstacle, then you can acquire one in either of two ways: NOTE: We can supply the 2LFSKDDI detailed Instruction Set alone for $5, ppd, USA and $7, ppd, foreign. 1. Kit of essential parts (you build it): $15 + $8 S&H Includes: 3 ea Capacitor; tantalum; 10-uF/16v: 1 ea D-sub Plastic Hood/shell; DB25 1 ea DB25 connector; female; solder pin 2 ea Resistor; 100-k; 1/4-watt 1 ea Resistor; 3.3-k; 1/4-watt 4 ea Diode; silicon; 1N4148 1 ea Op-amp; LM741CN; 8-pin DIP 1 ea Perfboard; pre-cut, notched, trimmed to size 1 ea Shielded cable; 3-ft; w/RCA plug 1 ea Detailed printed instruction set, complete with graphics, photos, tables, and "what if's"... 1 ea 3.5" floppy disk w/shareware & freeware decoder programs and utilities. Optional upgrade or add-on items: * A. Shielded cable; 6-ft; w/RCA plug + $2.00 * B. Shielded cable; 12-ft; w/RCA plug + $4.00 C. Port Adapter; DB25 male-to-DB9 female + $7.50 (adapts 25-pin Interface to 9-pin comport) * Instead of the standard 3-ft cable w/RCA plug -=OR=- 2. Assembled/tested 2-L Decoder Interface $40 + $8 S&H Includes: 1 ea Data Decoder Interface built into a DB25 shell with standard 3-ft shielded cable w/RCA plug. 1 ea Detailed printed instruction set, complete with graphics, photos, tables, and "what if's"... 1 ea 3.5" floppy disk w/shareware & freeware decoder programs and utilities. Optional upgrade or add-on items: A. Built with 6-ft shielded cable and RCA plug + $2.00 B. Built with 12-ft shielded cable and RCA plug + $4.00 C. Port Adapter; DB25 male-to-DB9 female + $7.50 (adapts 25-pin Interface to 9-pin comport) D. Custom enhancements/designs per your specs +$10/up 4LFSKDDI ======== CAVEAT: It may be illegal to decode certain 4LFSK signals. You must determine that for your self and cease interest in the subject if not legal in your area. If you are intested in a 4-Level FSK Data Decoder Interface we have a detailed Instruction Set ready to go, as well as a Kit of Essential parts, less enclosure and power supply. Assembled and Tested units are not ready yet, but.....I may have available some built/tested prototype units that have been proved fit for consumption. One or more of the following may be available: 1. Instruction Set Only - you build from it. 8-pages of hi-res laser printed text, charts, photos, drawings, and detailed, hand-holding guidance: Price: $5, ppd, USA; $7, ppd, foreign 2. Kit of Essential Parts, plus detailed Instruction Set from (1) above, less enclosure and power supply. See my 4LFSK.FAQ file for details, or the following web site: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bcheek/4lfsk.txt Price: $20 + $8 S&H, USA; $20 + $15 S&H foreign 3. Kit of Essential Parts, incl power supply. Price: TBA 4. Assem/Tested 4LFSKDDI, no power supply: Proto: $125 + $8S&H 5. Assembled/Tested 4LFSKDDI, incl power supply. Price: TBA TO ORDER: Use e-mail, fax, or postal mail per the information in my signature box below. MC/VISA or M.O. preferred. Personal and company checks okay, but shipment delayed until bank clearance. No COD's and no shipments to PO Boxes or mail drops. Alaska, Hawaii and foreign shipping extra. TERMS: All sales are final; no returns-no refunds. 30-day Performance Warranty on the Assembled/ Tested Decoder Interface is strictly limited to Motorola SmartNet trunked data signals using TRUNKER.EXE despite that it will work on many other kinds of data, too. We just can't support it all. Repair or replacement at our option during that 30-day period. No warranty on Kits. Not responsible/liable for illegal use of this information and/or these products; nor for any consequences thereof. You must determine lawfulness of these products for your applications and region and not use them, if illegal. Use of this information and/or these products is 100% exclusively at your own risk. You must determine suitability and fitness of purpose of these products to your needs. I will not accept responsibility or liability for any damage or loss that results from use of these products, nor for damage or loss that results from connecting these devices to a scanner and/or a computer. You must determine all risks and accept all consequences of any damage to hardware and/or data stored in the computer.
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