I’m a believer in true knob and button radio interfaces, and I’m not the only one. A small team, formed around Stu, K6TU developed the Contest Knob, which is now today manufactured by FlexRadio Systems under the name FlexControl. In this interview K6TU reveals the ideas behind the Flex-Control and describes in detail the steps from the design to the industrial production.

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PowerSDR-UI lifts the FlexRadio experience to a new level. Since the first release of PowerSDR-UI, an avid community is forming its self around the project. I receive now everyday feedback from new users expressing their appreciation. In this post, you will find pictures that have been provided by satisfied PowerSDR-UI users. These pictures shall inspire and help you to set up your DJ Console.

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At the end of last year, I announced the “proof” that Software Defined Radios also can have buttons and knobs. At that stage, the software was still a prototype and not ready for a public release. In the meantime, I was working hard to eliminate bugs and implement further improvements. By today I’m happy to announce the release of the PowerSDR-UI beta. This is a call for beta testing. Please feel free to download the software and participate in the beta testing phase!

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Tobias Wellnitz, DH1TW

Software Engineer