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Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem

To: "'Bill Ogden'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem
From: "Dick Green" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:31:42 -0400
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I agree that this would be a good test, but given the hassle I would opt for
trying a different power supply first -- provided the resistances still
check out OK and SteppIR endorses the test. If you can lay your hands on the
right kind of power supply, this would be a quick, easy test.

If you decide to cut the cable at the tower, an alternative to a generator
would be a car battery and an AC inverter capable of delivering 120VAC at a
minumum of 1.5A (i.e., at least 180W.)

73, Dick WC1M

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Ogden []
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:51 AM
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem
> Simple suggestion:  Ask the SteppIR people for a control-box connector
> with
> a few feet of cable on it. (That is, do not try to solder one yourself.
> It
> is difficult to do accurately without a proper jig.) Take this to the
> base
> of the tower. Cut the existing cable and connect all the pigtale lines
> at
> this point.  A little messy with the 16+ wires, but it should be safe
> and
> accurate. Operating the control box from this point should resolve all
> the
> questions about the 500' cable.  Of course, this assumes you can get
> 110v
> power to the tower base.  Consider borrowing a generator, if necessary.
> Bill - W2WO


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