I'm new to these forums and still learning about SDR. Just getting back into ham radio after many years. As a software developer SDR should be right up my alley!
Pardon my ignorance, but could a Microsoft HID interface such as this: http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=204
be used to build your own VFO dials, etc.?
As one who started with a 40's vintage Hallicrafters receiver back in the 60's, I enjoy the "feel" of a nicely balanced dial to navigate the air waves. If the above interface will work, it would be pretty simple to build my own control panel.