The K3 AF concentric control has Main AF Gain on the middle and Sub-RX AF
Gain on the ring.
The K3 RF concentric control has Main RF Gain on the middle and Sub-RX RF
Gain on the ring. However, the user can menu select Squelch to go on either
middle or ring in place of RF Gain for that RX.
Ed - W0YK
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> At 04:37 PM 7/6/2007 EDT, PaulKB8N@aol.com wrote:
> >I had just the opposite view, why not put them both on a concentric
> >knob like Omni VI? I consider the RF Gain to be THE most important
> >control for receiving, but I think it is prudent to "bundle"
> >that are used
> >on the same shaft whenever possible. Squelch concentric
> with the AF Gain?
> Did they do THAT??? (haven't looked at the panel yet since
> why lust after that which you can't afford for some
> time.....) Sheesh..... that's the 2nd thing I really hate
> about the controls on my TS-680S, the concentric control
> behind the AF knob being the squelch. In fact, I've
> investigated whether I can substitute move several pots
> around in this radio just to make it more user-friendly;
> that's one of them. Fortunately, KW made the two main pot
> clusters modular and best yet, they're still in stock and
> affordable ;o))))
> >That brings me to the width/shift knobs. I always loved the
> Drake R-4
> >series, it was a stroke of genius by some
> ergonomics-conscious designer
> put the
> >filter selection stem on the Peak control shaft. What
> flexibility and
> >ease of operation! I don't know why Elecraft didn't
> consider something
> >with the width/shift knobs.
> That's the other concentric pot on the 680 that doesn't make
> sense: the IF shift is concentric while its knob is the RIT,
> way up near the top so you wind up having to rest your palm
> on the top of the radio, which is both fatiguing and causes
> your hand to obscure the VFO readout. In contrast, the
> TS-120S/130S did it right with the RIT down low enough to
> rest your hand on the desktop and not obscure the rest of the
> front panel.
> >This having been said, when I learned of the capabilities
> of the K3, I
> >plunked down my money faster than an addict buying crack
> cocaine. I'm
> >sure I'm in for a magnificent high!
> I'll likely have to wait until "mine" has already changed
> hands half a dozen times before it becomes mine ;o((((((((
> Steve, K0XP
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