Don't have an RCS8V, but it reminds me of a problem I occasionally have with a
sixpack switch... One or two of the ports on one side are intermittent unless
I click the brake of my ham rotor 50 feet above it.
If I don't hear anything when I turn things on, I can click the brake a couple
of times, then the relay engages. I think it's the 10M port.
Odd, but I just have lived with it. Dirty contacts?
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2004 8:21 pm
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Problem That Needs Ideas
> I have an Ameritron RCS-8V which has been in service for almost 20
> years.Shortly after I purchased it new, I started having
> intermittant problems
> similar to yours, especially in cold weather. This was the case
> until I
> discovered the relay arms were touching the inside of the plastic
> cover and
> would only partially actuate. The cure was to place a couple of flat
> washers between the plastic case the and the chassis in all four
> corners,increasing the clearance between the case and the relays.
> It has operated
> flawlessly ever since.
> I would try operating the switch with the cover off to see how the
> 73 de Bill
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
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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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