Jupiter mode: Phase noise transmitted, bandwidth limited to 1 khz, scope disabled to show only frequency.
TS-590 mode: 50 Hz dial error added, TR relay engaged in cw mode to produce clicking sound, scope disabled.
K3 mode: RIT disabled when operating fast QSK CW. Panadapter disabled but output provided for external scope. All buttons on screen moved closer together.
TS-990 mode: Panadapter degraded and limited in bandwidth. CW relay engaged to make clicking sounds.
Omni VII mode: Panadapter disabled to show only frequency. Display forced out of focus with loss of contrast.
Omni VI mode: Slight chirp added on transmit. slow drift enabled.
Orion mode: Panadapter changed to display weird little square peaks very slowly.
FT-5000 mode: Panadapter changed to display pulsing fuzzy blobs for signals.
Flex-5000 mode: Loud relay engaged, latency induced in sidetone, QSK eliminated.
Additional rigs and characteristics can be as they are requested.
We could even make the transmitter delay a while before it is usable until the tubes warm up and then force me to tweak about 5 different knobs to simulate "tuning" the rig before I can transmit. Then It could require re-dipping the plate current after a slight QSY....
Oh... How about a large, manual T/R switch that must be thrown manually to go from receive to transmit and back. <grin>
We've come a long way, baby!
Ken - NM9P
I got the following response from a Legacy User - NOT ME.. so don't Flame ME
"I think that it would be fair to also have a legacy radio based program that would help recovering Flex customers get used to their old radios.
A Flex Radio Simulation kit for my K3 and FT-950 would have:.
A cover plate where the FM button would normally be.
Voice recorder/player button, CW recorder/player button blank off plates for both.
A simulated “Whack-A-mole” type game called “Whack-an-Icon” for your PC so you could still play the find the cursor, open-up, click-on, drop-down, slide over, Flex no knob drive the mouse game.
Remove all possible frequency memories and channels (other than 1 WWV frequency) so you’ll have reenter everything over and over for all of your favorites – see “drive the mouse game above”).
Replace the big S meter read outs (like on my FT-950) with a microscopic version so that almost no usable information can be ascertained. (I AGREE WITH THIS ONE)
When you upgraded your Soft/firmware in the future you’d receive a simulated $200 invoice from Flex but the money would actually go to RFAA (Recovering Flex-Alcoholics Anonymous).A long list sequential start buttons and hidden left click then right click buttons way off in the bottom of the icon tray. (I AGREE WITH THIS ONE)
Oh, don’t forget 3 cardboard cutout monitors for your station so your neck would still get plenty of exercise and then add some simulated VSP, CAT, DAX applications plus toss in some 3rd party beta utilities to reacquaint yourself with the old Flex days"
NOT ME.. so don't Flame ME _ THIS IS HUMOR TOO...
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