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Author Topic: Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....  (Read 1934 times)

Offline Pigmeat

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Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....
« on: July 04, 2017, 0056 UTC »
but the new Bonito's come with an optional bottom lit high quality tuning knob that plugs in to a USB port. Is the Devil trying to tempt us or have SDR manufacturers come to their senses and listened to the will of the people?

I suggest buying them all up and sending them to the Vatican to be exorcised. They could be a bigger menace than Quija boards if we don't take precautions.

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Re: Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 1647 UTC »
When I use my sdrs for digital mode decoding I don't need a knob, however, when I want to listen to voice modes and cruise the band via the sdr rigs I'm frustrated by the lack of same. I've been pestering a manufacturer of low cost radio doodads to roll out a cheap but cheerfull tuning knob and they're looking it over. There's a few vids on youtoob where a guy took apart a mice and used its optoencoder to make a tuning knob, so it can be done by the home builder. We should make one for Al that has penguin stickers on it.
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Re: Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 0449 UTC »
Aftermarket novelty "Nun" mouse and mouse pads have been available since the 80's.  It should be easy to get the companies that make them to switch to penguins.

Who knows, there may already be an "Opus" mouse out there for fans of "Bloom County"? Boy, I'd like to see Al's face light up when one of those arrives!

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Re: Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 1411 UTC »
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Re: Al, we both know that SDR's are Satan's scanners.....
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 1508 UTC »
There goes his bingo money for this weekend.