Archive for September 7th, 2012

Wouxun KG-UV3D Volume Knob: More Black on Black

The volume / on-off control knob on our Wouxun KG-UV3D radios has the most minute raised dot you can imagine to mark its orientation. Yes, it’s another subtle black-on-black control! See if you can spot the dot:

Wouxun KG-UV3D - volume knob marking

Wouxun KG-UV3D – volume knob marking

The radio lives in a small pack attached to the back of the seat frame: we turn it with a fingertip and adjust the volume by touch; the dot is just barely perceptible to my finger. Nevertheless, WIBNI (Would It Be Nice If) you could look at the knob from a distance and determine whether the radio was turned on?

A dab of typewriter (remember typewriters?) correction fluid later:

Wouxun KG-UV3D - garish knob marking

Wouxun KG-UV3D – garish knob marking

Not elegant and sure to wear off after a while, but the smudge should remain visible forever.

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