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Re: [TowerTalk] M2 OR-2800 Rotor Stuck

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] M2 OR-2800 Rotor Stuck
From: "Julio Peralta" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 10:02:37 -0500
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Thanks for the reply. I feel a little better now.

I'm not sure what you mean by point and shoot. Doesn't the controller have a
CW and CCW rotation buttons?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "w9ge" <>
To: "Julio Peralta" <>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] M2 OR-2800 Rotor Stuck

> Julio:  I have two of them, one has been bullet proof.  The other one was
> bad right off the bat from the factory and noted it before install.  They
> fixed it okay.  Second time was my fault.  I had a problem (beam was
> on a piece of rope and I did not detect it).  It blew a fuse, and dummy me
> stuck a "slo blo" fuse in there and fried the controller.  My fault!  $300
> fix including shipping.  This last time beam would move clockwise but not
> counterclockwise.  I have not gotten it back yet, so not sure what the
> problem is/was.  Hope it was a premature chip failure as last fix from
> failed smoke test was in July 04.
> The 2800 will turn a house, and the motor is very reliable.  I strongly
> suggest you use coax to feed the pulse leads between the rotator and
> controller unit (rg58 works fb) to avoid any pulse deformation by rf etc.
> Not to worry, it is in my opinion a very good rotator unit.  However I do
> not like the way the controller works.  I much prefer point and shoot,
> is impossible to do on the 2800 unless you use only the presets.  73 bob
> w9ge


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