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Re: [TenTec] Corsair II VFO level?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Corsair II VFO level?
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:17:14 -0600
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I turned a solid knob out of 2" diameter aluminum for my Corsair II that 
gives it a lot nicer feel. But its colder than the plastic knob. I 
didn't get a good knurl on my little lathe but got enough of one that 
there's no slip problem. A rubber tire from an Orion might be nice.

I grew up with radios having huge gear reductions so I like a mechanical 
feel, not the lifeless feel of an encoder or a well broken in PTO, 
though I have several of each type today. The best mechanical feel was 
the vintage HRO drive.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 3/21/2011 11:46 AM, Steve Hunt wrote:
> Barry,
> You'd be amazed how much nicer the Corsair feels with the original
> tuning knob driving an encoder rather than the PTO. I even epoxied some
> steel nuts to the inside of the knob to give it extra weight! I really
> can "spin the dial" now.
> I find the "split" function really intuitive, the way Joe has arranged
> the software. The only thing it doesn't offer which I have on the
> external VFO is the "dual listen" function.
> 73,
> Steve G3TXQ
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