The problem with the pot is RF getting in and arcing the carbon
strip. John, W0UN came up with a mod of putting a few .01 caps
across the pot. I believe TIC is now doing that too.
On 16 Sep 01, Mike Gilmer - N2MG wrote:
> I will soon be installing a pair of used 1022B Ring Rotors. They had
> suffered a lightning strike at the previous owner's QTH - the only damage
> seems to be the 4.3V Zener diode in one of the control boxes.
> I am waiting for the current info from TIC (I contacted them over a year
> ago), regarding the "official" upgrades available. I would like to know if
> anyone on TT has personally upgraded their "B" model with the several "D"
> model upgrades TIC offers. Some of these were, at last I knew, actually
> I would also like to know if anyone has made any custom improvements that
> cured any of the TICs ills. MOVs, etc.
> I have (started) searching the TT archives - there are MANY hits on TIC, but
> most are older than 1999 I found the Bourns pot replacement texts. Has that
> proven effective or are they still failing?
> 73 Mike N2MG
> PeoplePC: It's for people. And it's just smart.
> List Sponsored by AN Wireless: AN Wireless handles Rohn tower systems,
> Trylon Titan towers, coax, hardline and more. Also check out our self
> supporting towers up to 100 feet for under $1500!! http://www.anwireless.com
> FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
> Submissions: email@example.com
> Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com
> Problems: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
List Sponsored by AN Wireless: AN Wireless handles Rohn tower systems,
Trylon Titan towers, coax, hardline and more. Also check out our self
supporting towers up to 100 feet for under $1500!! http://www.anwireless.com
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com