Post Number: 148
|Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 11:38 am: ||
I feel the need to bring this problem to the top again: is Sam ever
going to change that terrible channel selector?
I'm not going to buy another S-series until he does.
I really really really want to get the S9-175 when it comes out, but
as bad as I want it, that channel selector is enough of a deterrent to
stop me from buying it.
You can contact Sam direct at:
Send him an e-mail him at: email@example.com
Since your question is directed directly to Sam you should contact him as he is the only one who can answer your Question.
Post Number: 3009
|Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 5:42 pm: ||
it 'feels' different then most channel selectors because it is different. it is not fully mechanical in the way most are, but partly electronic. theoretically, changing channels could be done with a push-button.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 7:28 am: ||
yes Pat is correct. Change the 4 pin mic jack to 6 pin. The wiring is available online.
Get yourself a mic from a 2950 or simular.
Now you can change channels from the mic.
Post Number: 149
|Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 2:41 am: ||
Well, Pat and Wankle, you are right, Here is a response that I just got from Sam Lewis:
The radios are MCU controlled and the frequency selector is call a "shafted encoder". Encoders are not switches, you can actually rock the encoder back and forth without changing position and change the frequency. A pulse of energy actually sends a message to the computer and commands the frequency change.
The detent on an encoder is not as "stiff" as a detent on a mechanical switch, that is a fact of life.
There is an alternative if you are interested. For between $75.00 and $90 the addition of a scanning mike can be implemented. In fact, Chris Holland who is our lead technician on the S-9 175, advises he could install the scan feature on an RK 56 or similar aftermarket mike.
Post Number: 153
|Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006 - 4:29 am: ||
Oh yeah! I agree. The next Magnum I get will DEFINATELY have that feature added to an RK-56 The bumpety-bump in the ol' KW won't be a problem any more!
Post Number: 22
|Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006 - 3:54 pm: ||
Hey Guys, you can actually do this one yourself.
Its only 3 wires.
SW200 is what you are looking for, the board the channel selector is mounted to.
Get yourself an RCI microphone and matching mic jack.
The 3 wires for channel UP DOWN and Ground.
Porkchop there is no reason to do the Mosfet swap if your 2sc1969's are working find.
The Mosfets work in a very small window between destruction and linear operation.