Re: Frequency Increment thoughts...
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You could place the switch further away from the tuning knob. The problem with using the encoder switch for something used frequently is that the µBITX doesn't have enough mass to withstand the press without holding the case. (I'm using a light-weight case, but with rubber feet.) That's why I'm putting the CW message switches on the top of the case, since pushing down on a NO switch causes no problems.
I'll play around with that and see how it works...
From: RCBoatGuy via Groups.Io <ijnfan-HamRadio@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] CW Key Switching Characteristics
I love your idea, Jack, only my personal preferences are slightly different. If it were me, I'd have the separate NO switch be the Band switch and use the encoder switch as the tuning select (fine/medium/coarse).
My thought is that with my clumsy fingers I might accidentally activate the encoder switch while tuning, and switching the tuning rate when that happens would be a lot less annoying that switching bands. ;-)