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[TowerTalk] T2X Direction indicator

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Subject: [TowerTalk] T2X Direction indicator
From: (Bob Thacker)
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 22:22:40 -0500
Hi Dan. Had that trouble with a Ham-M rotor a long time ago. Its problem
was with the leaf spring on top of the rotor pot not engaging the bell
housing properly. Pulled up on the spring and made sure it properly
engaged the indent in the housing. It solved the large erratic movement,
but did not solve the minor fluctuations. There may be difficulty in
varying line voltage due to a problem component in the control unit. You
may want to contact Telex for their opinion.

Bob, K3GT wrote:
> I have had a good deal of trouble with erratic direction indication with my
> T2X. Almost from the first day, it started being erratic; ie, the needle jumps
> around instead of moving linearly with rotation. I have cleaned the direction
> sensing pot several times, at first with alcohol and then with CAIG Deoxit 05.
> The first type cleaning lasts about a week and the last about 2 months but the
> erraticness always returns. Almost seems as if something inside the rotator is
> outgassing and recoating the resistive element.
> Has anyone else had such an experience? Any solutions out there. Early on, I
> called Hygain but they had no answers.
> Dan K9EA

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