You may want to try opening the RCS-8V remote box and cleaning the contacts.
I recommend a business card sprayed with a contact cleaning solution on both
sides. Just run it beween the contacts a couple times.
I have the RCS-4, and have had to do this about once a year. The symptoms
telling me this is due are just what you describe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Branch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 02:55
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rising SWR Update
> I ran a few more tests tonight. I put the dummy load at the base of the
> tower. No problems. That rules out everything between the tower and the
> shack. I ran 1 kw into the antenna and waited for the SWR to climb. As
> as it reached 2:1, I switch to one of the other sloper legs and the SWR
> continues to climb off the meter. That rules out the baluns. The only
> things left are the Ameritron antenna switch and the coax running up the
> tower. I guess I'm going to climb the tower and bypass the antenna switch
> and try it again. Too late to climb tonight. Anyone have issues with the
> Ameritron RCS-8V?
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