Its not the brake thats stuck as it releases just fine. I suspect it may
be that the rotor is at its most clockwise position and the limit switch
just got hung up. Ill climb the tower and wrigle the rotator sometime
soon. Hope it works.
73 de OZ1ING
[mailto:email@example.com] På vegne af Paul Playford
Sendt: Saturday, January 11, 2003 10:15 PM
Til: Henrik Weiss; firstname.lastname@example.org
Emne: Re: [Towertalk] Tailtwister stuck
To the best of my knowledge the limit switch bypassing works only of the
HDR-300, NOT the T2X.
Some hams are able to release a stuck T2X brake by momentarily reversing
direction. I cured mine by dressing down the wedge slightly with a file
and then suspending the rotator from the mast. The weight of the
stacked monobanders, rotator and the mast is carried by a thrust
bearing. It's been two years since the last time it stuck.
de Paul, W8AEF
----- Original Message -----
From: "Henrik Weiss" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 7:59 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Tailtwister stuck
> Having read of some peoples problem with the T2X rotor getting stuck
> and how to bypass the limit swithes by shortcircuiting terminals 4&6
> or 5&8 I was trying to do the same here. This just couldnt be done as
> I have moved the starting capacitor (terminal 4 & 8) to the top of the
> tower for better performance.
> I guess there is no way around this but to climb the tower (in
> conditions) and connect a small 2 wire cable to the shack for future
> problems.... or to wait for wind gusts to push the antenna ???
> Best regards
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