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FCI Antenna

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Hardware

IO Port

Pin Name Direction Description
2 AHC_PWR_EN IN Connect to DGND to turn off the antenna head, leave floating (or pull to 12V) to turn on antenna head
3 PAT_CLK_232 OUT RS232 Levels, Antenna pattern change indicator
5 DGND
9 EXT_TX_232 IN RS232 Levels, Switch antenna between TX and RX, also requires commands via the CMD interface

To enable/disable the antenna from a Raspberry Pi or other microcontroller, the AHC_PWR_EN pin must be connected to ground through an NPN transistor as follows:

Software API

Serial port config: 115200bps baudrate, 8 bit data, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control

Commands

Name Format Response
Configure Power Amp <addr>x<padrive>:<txgain> drive: …

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