Bill sorry it did not work. I hope you dont give up on the SteppIR. Thire
has got to be a fix.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Carnett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem-update from the front lines
> Ok, Friday I received a new 440 foot control cable
> from Mike at SteppIR. In addition he prepared a 6
> volt DC battery pack to piggy-back on the 33 volt
> power supply for the controller.
> Neither worked. Unit comes on, then shuts off with
> band selection. Even tried going into set-up mode to
> individually select elements, same problem. Make the
> selection, and the entire unit shuts down. With a
> short control cable, i.e. 80 foot at the base of the
> tower, the unit works fine...full functioning.
> So, anybody have other suggestions? The problem seems
> to be related to the cable length. Increasing the
> controller voltage to the maximum 38 doesn't help.
> The SteppIR folks, Jerry, Jim, and Mike have been
> great, but we still can't figure out the problem.
> This is pretty frustrating. I want to give this
> antenna a good opportunity to get functional, but I'm
> not sure it will in my application, i.e. 500 feet from
> controller to antenna. It might be time to start
> looking for an alternative antenna?
> Again, thanks to all and any suggestions appreciated.
> 73, Bill
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