[aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor

Eric Hansen skyssx at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 13:54:34 EDT 2011

Perhaps the LCD is driven by a BCD signal. Just tap off that and use a BCD >
Serial converter, then have it output the data at set intervals.

I still think involving hams in radiation monitoring is pointless and


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Guido Trentalancia <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com
> wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 16:07 +0000, Julian, G4ILO wrote:
> > A lot of domestic hand-held radiation monitors such as are
> > manufactured in Ukraine have only an LCD readout. They are much
> > cheaper than the ones with computer interface. Is there any way that
> > they could be used? Could the system accommodate manually entered
> > readings?
> Hi Julian,
> of course one can "manually enter the reading" but I think you don't
> want to spend your day periodically watching the LCD and then entering
> values manually...
> However, it's the same as with temperature, pressure, humidity and so
> on. As long as it is properly formatted according to the APRS Protocol
> Specification, every other APRS device will be able to parse it.
> With some understanding of electronics you can probably get the reading
> from the circuit and transfer it over a serial interface. So it's about
> modifying the hardware.
> 73,
> Guido IZ6RDB
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