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Re: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from freezing

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from freezing
From: Wayne Kline <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:27:36 -0500
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 Not sure which model or revision you have but assume it's the older aluminum 
box encased motor unit.
The ring rotor is a basic electro/mechanical unit and it's weak line is it's 
positioning " POT"  there are two I call them the black ones and the blue one's 
. The blue ones are the latter and less susceptible to moisture invasion 
compared to the black ones, both are the weak links in a EMF strike but that's 
another story.
The " failure FREEZE " indicates to me Moisture  there are no relays in the 
unit only the "POT"
remove the wires from the in shack control box ( when it's frozen up ) #4 is CW 
#6 is CCW  and #5 is the wiper
The pots is 500 OHM  so a simple wire wring out OHM check between #4,#5,#6 will 
determine if it is in fact your thermal failure.
 Carl usually has replacements POTS.  
 Wayne W3EA  
 > From:> To:> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 
 > 20:51:33 +0000> Subject: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from 
 > freezing> > > I need some ideas for preventing my Tic Ring motor from 
 > freezing. For the past three years every time the temperature falls below 
 > freezing my Tic Ring stops working. Other times it works perfectly. Maybe I 
 > got the tropical version :-). I don't believe it is associated with water 
 > entering. It is sealed and this occurs even when the WX has been dry for 
 > days. Carl says there is no grease inside. In any case I was thinking of 
 > some type of heating strip used for gutters or similiar. This poses the 
 > problem of thermostat and supply voltage problems. > It has become a fairly 
 > accurate way of knowing the temperature...32 F stops working, 33 F works FB. 
 > Any ideas?> Howard..K2HK> > > > HK> 
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