The OMNI V optical shaft encoder is stiff stiff stiff. The knob simply
attaches to it.
The OMNI VI optical shaft encoder is loose loose loose. Friction is
variable and is derived from a mechanism on the back of the knob. The
OMNI VI's knob is also very heavy compared to the V's knob.
* Scott Rosenfeld NF3I Burtonsville, MD FM19mc QRV 80-10/6/2/440 *
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On Tue, 23 Jul 1996, Del Seay wrote:
> Scott Rosenfeld NF3I wrote:
> > Learn to use the "fast" button. The knob is still and the encoder was
> > designed that way. No friction adjustment can be made.
> > Scott: Isn't the knob on the Five the same as on the Six?
> You can adjust the drag on the OMNI-6 by holding the skirt and
> turning the main portion of the knob. I never tried it on the
> OMNI-V when I had it, but the two knobs look alike!
> de KL7HF