I think that you are making a good "left-handed" case for computer radios
with which the software - readily changeable and customizable if done
right - defines the user interface, control locations, functions, etc.
I know that a lot of us still like the feel of a good solid tuning knob,
etc. but being able to design one's own front panel - and change it for
various occasions, etc. - might make up for a little mouse or trackball
Time will tell, won't it?
72/73, George AMA 98452 R/C since 1964
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 53rd year and it just keeps getting better!
AutoPOWER Systems, Fairview, TX (30 mi NE Dallas) Collin County
QRP-L QRP-ARCI FISTS NORCAL ZOMBIE ARS 10-X 33.2 N 96.6 W EM13RE
> One of the reasons Ten Tec radios enjoy such a wide following, besides the
> QSK, good receiver, and good service, are that most of the later ones have
> been functional in the control panels. The controls have been suited to the
> perceptions and the expectations of the operator. There has been a logical
> grouping of knobs, switches and readouts in the tradition of "clean" radio
> panel layout. There are not too many bells and whistles buttons to confuse
> the eye of the first time user.
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