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OMNI V vs OMNI VI knobs

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Subject: OMNI V vs OMNI VI knobs
From: ham@w3eax.umd.edu (Scott Rosenfeld NF3I)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 21:11:43 +1030
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.

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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

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