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Reviews Categories | Third-party Equipment | Flex Control Knob Help


Reviews Summary for Flex Control Knob
Flex Control Knob Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $99.95
Description: A FlexControl is the ultimate VFO and radio control accessory for all FlexRadio Systems' software defined radios. Its not just a USB connected tuning knob. It is much more.

Developed by serious contesters, but applicable for all types of operators, the ergonomically designed FlexControl provides the ability to tune multiple VFOs, RIT and XIT with a simple turn and/or press of the weighted, smooth action tuning knob.

In addition to the multi-function tuning knob, there are three, multi-state programmable push buttons that you can assign a multitude of radio control actions, such as changing the tune step, RX filters or CW speed just to name a few.

Unlike other tuning knobs, the FlexControl is not another "mouse" like device and will continue to control PowerSDR and your SDR even if the active Windows program isn't PowerSDR. This is know as the "focus problem" and the FlexControl solves it; allowing you to have your logging program, or any other program for that matter active while interactively operating the radio with the FlexControl.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.flex-radio.com/Products.aspx?topic=F5K_accessories
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W0ZS Rating: 5/5 Mar 9, 2013 07:58 Send this review to a friend
Wonderful ham shack accessory  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have tried using a Griffin Power-mate knob for a tuning knob for N4PY Pegasus Plus software. It was unreliable and you needed to be in the Pegasus Plus software window in order for it to work (focus). I decided to purchase the knob as it was highly recommended in the N4PY instruction manual. It was originally intended for using with flex radios for people who really need a knob. Well, it works great for the Pegasus software as well. It addresses the focus issue mentioned above, as well as added a host of other features. There are four buttons (includes the pushing the knob in as the fourth button). By single clicking, double clicking or holding down the buttons it will provide you with many other functions. The default settings work well for me. They include setting up splits, switching from VFO A to B, etc. I wish I would have bought this first before buying the Griffin Power-Mate.
 


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