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[TowerTalk] Summary: Rotator Brake Noise

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Summary: Rotator Brake Noise
From: (Al Williams)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 21:57:39 -0700

>      Thanks for the suggestions about curing the noise I hear on signals
> while I depress the rotator brake switch.  I haven't implemented any of
> yet (will do so after all antennas have been installed, etc.) but here is
> synopsis:
> o   Bypass all eight leads to ground at the control box.
> o   Connect control box chassis to single-point ground system.
> o   Place control box away from RX in shack.
> o   Power control box from separate AC circuit from RX.
>      All these suggestions make sense to me.  They also indicate that
> have had this problem, so I'm somewhat relieved to hear that.

While these "shotgun" approaches may alleviate the reception problem, it
would be of interest to learn what the signal source is that causes the


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