Amateur Radios / Scanners




MAKInterface is in the best way suitable to connect amateur radios and radio scanners to the PC. Supported are the common used 5V levels and voltage sensitive 2.4V-3.6V levels, used on the IC-Q7, IC-R2, VX1R and other mini-radios. Supported are full-duplex, half-duplex, with and without handshake, so it is working with almost any radio as for example YAESU, Kenwood, ICOM, Alinco, AOR, Optoelectronics, etc. If hardware supported, also hardware squelch detection can be performed like with the AR8000, AR8200, TM-V7,

Pinouts for various devices are given in the Support menu.

In general there are two possible applications, depending what the device can support:

1. Memory Management and Software Mods
2. PC Control - Scanning, Spectrumanalyser, etc.


Memory Management

Memory Managementis supported on almost all devices, handhelds, mobile and Base-Station-Transcievers , YAESU FT50, FT51, VX1R, VX5R, FT8500, FT8100, FT8000, FT1000, FT900, ICOM IC-Q7, IC-R2, IC-T81, IC-T8, IC-W32, IC-706, Kenwood TM-V7, TH-G71, Alinco, AOR.

In most cases, complete memory management and the main settings customisation are possible.

At many devices it is also possible to configure via software the country configuration and/or to make various frequency expansions.

Here some examples:

Memory Management and Frequencyexpansion on ICOM IC-Q7

 

Memory Management und global settings on YAESU FT50

 

Country configuration on YAESU VX1R 

 

Country configuration on YAESU FT 50

 

PC Control - Scanning, Spectrumanalyser, etc.

Complete PC control is in most cases supported on high quality radio scanner and a wide range of shortwave transceiver from ICOM, Kenwood, YAESU,

Here a complete PC control is possible, a spectrum analysis can be performed, a frequency range between two frequencies can be scanned and the activities displayed on the PC screen, time, signal strength, etc. Possible are various representation methods as waterfall and others.

A AR8000 with the software ARC

 

 

Hardware / Software development, Service

MAKInterface is also suitable for various development and service applications. The whole memory in amateur radios and scanner is stored in a EEprom. MAKInterface is capable to read / write any serial EEprom using just a additional cable and a plug. In YAESU radios mostly a I2C (24XX) EEprom (FT50,VX1R,VX5R,) is used and in ICOM and Kenwood radios a SPI (25xxx) like in the IC-Q7, IC-R2, TM-V7. These and all other EEproms are supported by MAKInterface. We recommend for this purpose the software UniversalChipExplorer.

A eeprom read from a IC-Q7 Software: UniversalChipExplorer

 

A EEprom read from a TM-V7 Software: UniversalChipExplorer

 

The Firmware is located on a MCU (MicroControllerUnit). Kenwood and YAESU are mostly using the Hitachi H8/300 series and ICOM is using mostly the Mitsubishi M38xxx series. This and all other MCUs are read/written as normal parallel EEprom's that are also supported with MAKInterface. It has to be mentioned that in most cases OTP (OneTimeProgramable) versions are used. For developers it is advisable to exchange them with EEprom versions (they are always available as substitution for any OTP) and using MAKInterface to readout the firmware from the OTP and transfer it to the EEprom.

The OTP versions are also changeable. OTP means that you can only write (set a "1" to a "0") and not erase (set a "0" to "1"). Theoretical it is possible to change a lower limit (for example 30MHz on the IC-Q7) to 0MHz, you can not set it to 40MHz. On a similar way it is also possible to change and customize other settings.

No matter what you intend to do, MAKInterface makes it possible.

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MAKInterface Pro LP with build-in crystal 3.579 MHz and exchangeable crystal 6.0 MHz
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4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
Jack plug 3.5mm, 4 pole +cable, for YAESU VX5R,FT50,IC-Q7,IC-R2,...
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4.35 USD
Jack plug 3.5mm, 4 pole, straight version, suitable for YEASU VX1R and other
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4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
Mini DIN plug/cable, 6 pole, for YAESU FT3000,FT8000,FT8100,FT8500
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4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
Mini DIN plug + cable, 6 pole, for Kenwood TM-V7, TM-G707
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7.90 EUR
11.85 USD
Kenwood TH-G71, 2.5mm+3.5mm plugs/cable
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7.90 EUR
11.85 USD
Jack plug/cable 3 pole, 2.5mm/3.5mm, for all full+half duplex combinations
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4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
RS232 extension cord 1.8m, 2*25 pol. D-SUB
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4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
RS232 extension cord 1.8m, 25 to 9 pole D-SUB
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00310Art. 00310
4.60 EUR
6.90 USD
25pole to 9pole RS232 adapter
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