BobS KE0REM <rshick@...>
Richard et. al.,
I'll have to admit having egg all over my face - my encoder wasn't defective at all, but it was wired incorrectly! I have one of the Amateur Radio Kits.IN cases which should have made the UBITX wiring straightforward, but I somehow messed up the connections on the front panel board that contains the wiring for the volume control, mic jack, the 1/8 inch PTT Mic, phones and key jacks and the rotary encoder.
After tracing the little bit of wiring on that board for the encoder and correcting it, the encoder now works properly. I do have another question, however. The knob on my encoder is really sloppy in a radial manner, as if the switch shaft is too small inside the bushing for the encoder housing. Does the new encoder from DigiKey have less play? If so, I would probably replace the encoder just to eliminate the "excessive play" in the shaft.