Maestro vfo tuning rate?

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Does anyone know the Maestro options for vfo tuning knob rates in KHz/revolution and corresponding step sizes?

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The encoder is a dual-shaft quadrature mechanical encoder with 16PPR.  We extend this to 64PPR in software.  So if you are set for, say, 100Hz steps a full rotation will move you 6.4kHz.
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Thanks Tim.  What are the step options between 10Hz and 100Hz?
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They are the same as the tune step sizes provided by SmartSDR.  They are mode dependent, as narrow bandwidth modes have smaller step sizes than larger bandwidth modes.
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The 16PPR encoder extended to 64PPR means 640hz per knob turn with 10hz step.  This is a disappointingly low pulse rate and slow tuning rate for those of us who might like to tune with a knob and not the touchscreen.  For comparison, the Elecraft K3S main tuning knob is selectable for 100, 200, or 400 PPR.