Yep, that's exactly what was happening with me. When I cranked it down and
looked things over, I found that the connector had significant corrosion
from water infiltration. Instead of replacing the fancy connector, I asked
the list their recommendations. One gent stated he had similar problems, and
instead of soldering connectors on the tower, merely used color-to-color
wire connection with wire nuts. A 10 minute procedure that has lasted >2
years so far.
Also, I have learned to let the computer do the turning - mode 19. I don't
do manual turning because, for some reason, it introduces error in where you
are actually pointing. I have had to recalibrate rarely when I let my
computer program do it.
From: Al Williams [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 12:07 PM
To: James C. Hall, M.D.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Rotor for TX-455
I will appreciate your informing me of exactly why you had to replace
the pigtail connector!
I have had intermittent problems with my Orion 2800 manifesting in
readout not agreeing with the actual direction of the beam, Now the
rotator wont even turn. I am about to lower the crankup and tilt it
over to get to the rotator, as I have been told that the most likely
problem is the connector?
----- Original Message -----
From: "James C. Hall, M.D." <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 9:50 AM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Re: Rotor for TX-455
> I use an Orion 2800 for my UST TX-472 crankup supporting a F12 Mag
> and 4BA with 10 foot separation. The rotator works great - no
> there. I did finally have to clip off the pigtail connector and used
> wire nuts - never had any further difficulty.
> 73, Jamie
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