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|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Ham IV rotor|
|From:||"Tower (K8RI)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:46:36 -0400|
Did the rotor and indicator work well after you had it rebuilt? Did it work well at all after being installed in the tower? When did it start malfunctioning again? Had you changed anything prior to the failure? Is anything other than the indicator malfunctioning? IF so did they are go goofy at the same time?
There are only a couple things that are likely: The most likely are the 1. The wire wound resistor for the indicator. 2. The wiper for the resistor, 3. Connectors.
Going to less likely
The cable could have been pinched if the tower has been raised and lowered or it could have been pulled loosening one of the connectors.
Failure in the cable itself such as a pinch or cut. Poor solder joint to the screw terminal strip on the rotor. Loose crimp on spade lug to wire on terminal strip.
Even less likely would be a connection or the meter itself.
I'm not a fan of quick disconnects unless they are absolutely needed. The wires to the rotor on my system go direct. My reasoning is each addtional joint, splice, or connector contact are another source for failure.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member) N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2) www.rogerhalstead.com
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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