Re: Mouse encoder?
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I'll say that I have. You're bottom-draggin' if you're not just gonna spend the $3 or whatever for a cheap encoder.
Steve Weber KD1JV won the project, but one of the challengers was also very popular (a PIC-controlled and tuned version, by Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ - I know, I *KNOW*, who'd-a thought of such a thing!)
That said - I tried it... and failed. Just never could get it to work right.
I just used a cheap-o, US$3 mechanical encoder, as my 'budget' didn't need to be EXACTLY US$50.
It's definitely not IMpossible. I would discourage it, mainly 'cause 'just having it work' feels so good (heh).
The TAK-40, btw - I had a PSK31 contact on it (yeah, later wired it with a DDS VFO, and once it was stable I could PSK31) from Dallas, Texas all the way up to Lake Ontario, Canada. Not bad on 5W.
Link (and proof!) here: https://mikeyancey.com/arrl-homebrew-challenge-from-1320-miles-away/
The BITX40, however - far, far, far superior SSB. I much prefer using it, particularly with the dual gel battery, 22 watt version.
Mike Yancey, KM5Z
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 05:05 pm, Dexter N Muir wrote: