Had I known the Maestro Knob imbalance was going to be that easy to Fix

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I finally decided my first gen Maestro's Knob Imbalance was getting annoying. Pending on where the knob was it could change frequency about 300 hz. I have been fine tuning with my Flex Knob controlled by DDUtil but come on Clay I thought now that's just dumb. Ha...

The issue arrises from the drilled out hole where the finger hole was inserted just enough to cause the imbalance.

I started a help desk ticket, Dudley got right back to me and said they would send out a repair kit right away.
In the kit is a 1/8" hex wrench, two small strips of reinforced tape and a washered nut.

Carefully slip off the rubber around the knob, loosen one hex screw and slip the knob off.
Next on the back side of the knob turn the nut upside down in the hole and tape in place.
Return the knob to it's shaft, tighten the hex screw and slip the rubber back on the knob.
Could not be more simple. Like I said, had I known it was was going to be that easy. Wow really???

The nut happens to be the perfect weight replacement for what was removed in the drilling.

BTW:. The knob is a VERY nicely machined chunk of aluminum.
KUDOS FRS. And thanks again Dudley?
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This HelpDesk article has the installation instructions for the Maestro VFO-A Balancing modification
https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000311423-VFO-A-Knob-Continues-to-Rotate-after-R...