Re: ARK 40 QRP Rig

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From: James R. Johns (jrj@mbunix.mitre.org)
Date: Tue Oct 05 1993 - 08:31:23 EDT


I haven't had a problem with the thumbwheel switches and tuning the ARK 40.
As I indicated on an earlier post, it probably wouldn't be too hard to
come up with an optical encoder to replace the RIT control and slip a
display in place of the thumbwheels and convert the rig to a more
conventional method of tuning. Or I suppose one could control the
tuning from a computer and have all kinds of fancy scanning and memory
for operation. Once you get used to switching the ARK 40's thumbwheels
when you need to carry or decrement a higher switch position, tuning
hasn't been a problem. One thing I forgot to mention in the review of
the rig is the large prototyping area that is left available on the
transceiver PCB. Lots of room for add on or modification hardware.
  73 & 72

Jim Johns KA0IQT
jrjohns@mitre.org

The opinions expressed are mine and not my employer's.


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