On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 19:00:21 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
Any chance the cable could be coupled to a buried power line or
possibly picking up a broadcast rf signal?
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