On Oct 16, 2005, at 1:11 PM, D. Scott MacKenzie wrote:
> I picked up two rotors today at a ham fest for $50. One is a CDE
> CD45 and
> it works well. There are some cosmetic issues, and I really ought
> to grease
> it before it gets put on the tower. From the serial number, it was
> manufactured in 1981. Where can I get a replacement panel to
> attach the
> rotor cable? Anything else I should concern myself with regarding this
> The other rotor is a CDR TR44. I was unable to make it move either
> CW or
> CCW. There is no apparent fuse - but I didn't open up the control
> box. I
> tried using the CDE CD45 controller, but had no luck getting it to
> Any suggestions?
There is a good chance that the motor start capacitor inside the TR44
control box is bad. This is a very common failure mode. I don't
know for sure, but doubt that the two controllers are interchangeable.
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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