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:
> 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.
> Steve G3TXQ
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