Knob – No Knob – Knob – Advanced Knob – Flex-5000A 22 - November - 2008Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio.
Tags: Flex-Radio, K9ZW, PowerMate, ShuttlePro
Working with a computer driven radio the last several years, I had grown fond of the Remote Tuning Pod of my TenTec Pegasus and TenTec Jupiter.
While the radios needed a computer to run, I need a Knob to tune.
When the Flex-5000A arrived I went “knob-less” and found quickly it was a bad idea for my style of operating.
It wasn’t a handful of QSOs before I dug out a Griffith PowerMate “Knob” and set it up with the Toshiba Laptop.
Whew – MUCH better, but for those of you who have operated a PowerMate you know there are only a few commands a PowerMate will handle – turn right/left, click & turn again right/left, click & release and click & hold.
The TenTec Pod had lots of buttons to program for one’s operating taste.
With the PowerMate I went from No-Knob to Knob, but wanting more.
So I’ve ordered the ShuttlePro v2 device.
I’ll wait until I have the new Dell 100% up to install the ShuttlePro and configure the Flex-5000A to run with the device.
You can find out more at Flex-Radio’s website: http://www.flex-radio.com