The ScoutMakes FM breakout board also has support for Arduino. We will use Matthias Hertel's RDA5807m library. The Arduino example and library can be found here

For this example we will use an Arduino UNO connected to the ScoutMakes FM board breakout pins for VCC, GND, SCL, SDA.

Once the breakout is connected to your Arduino, fire up your Arduino IDE and grab the example code and load SerialRadio.ino sketch. This example will enable you to test the module with a user menu and RDS data on Serial. The Arduino Serial console needs to run at 115200 baud.

Ensure you also have a pair of headphones or external speaker connected to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the FM board along with an antenna wire for good reception.

Choose the various menu items to configure the radio. The Radio Data System (RDS) data will print out onto the serial console in real time.

This guide was first published on Nov 30, 2022. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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