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Re: [TowerTalk] Remote control of elevation/lowering

To: Bill NY9H <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Remote control of elevation/lowering
From: jimlux <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:34:04 -0700
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Bill NY9H wrote:
> i have a shack camera to watch my  tower, but i keep the control out 
> back by a door so I can actually hear the motor drive...  i really 
> want to know that it sounds right as it goes up or down
> The concept of a dropout really for power loss is a great idea,,,,
> ...and maybe set it to go down  if power is lost ,,,,,
> especially if when I get the WX station hooked up to the tower remote 
> ( 35mph auto drop)

If you have any sort of automation, you want to make sure that there's 
no possible way that someone could have their arm sticking into it when 
it starts to move.  That typically means either it's a smooth tube that 
retracts inside itself or that you've got some sort of interlock/sensor 
system that's pretty hard to defeat and that "fails safe" (i.e. a sensor 
failure prevents automated movement)


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