Re: QSX radio feature requests
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Woah, wait. Toggle switches to replace the relays???!!!! So how do you propose that would work… do a binary search towards a low SWR solution? That reminds me of loading the operating system into an ATARI 8080 system using front panel switches… could take forever and a few days. If you are worried about current draw, go with latching relays. Back in March, I bought several hundred latching relays for $0.89 each… yes they can be had cheap if you buy them right from the source.
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From: QRPLabs@groups.io [mailto:QRPLabs@groups.io] On Behalf Of Arv Evans
The K3NG ATU is an interesting design but uses several relays. That is fine for automation
purposes, but I wonder if the design could be reproduced with a handful of DPDT rocker or
toggle switches replacing the relays. Maybe there needs to be 2 versions of this well thought
out design, one that is automated and another that is manual for low current draw and increased
battery life for portable use.
On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 6:27 PM Glenn <glennp@...> wrote: