> Yes, but the SteppIR retunes every 25KHz. Suppose I am tuning around
> 14.025. Every time I jump over the "retune point" the controller starts
> running the stepper motors. There appears to be no (or very little)
> hysteresis. Retuning takes about 2 or 3 seconds so I have to sit and
> wait (while the motor is giving me about S5 noise) until it is done.
> This isn't fun, esp. during a contest or while trying to break a pileup
> centered very close to the "retune frequency". Additionally, the antenna
> retunes every time you switch bands whether you like it or not. I
> switch bands and leave the antenna sitting on the old band just to make
> a quick check for a station or band conditions. I don't want to wait
> 10 or 20 seconds for the antenna to move to the new band because
> I'm probably planning to go back to the original band anyway. These
> are the reasons why I never use that $65.00 option I paid for.
Seems like the autotuning interface feature needs a "hold" switch
added for those situations where autotuning is a nuisance rather
than a feature :)
73 de Mike, W4EF.............
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