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Re: [TowerTalk] Emotator 1105MS Rotator & Controller

To: Roger Parsons <>, Roger Parsons <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Emotator 1105MS Rotator & Controller
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:30:34 -0400
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I would try 'onion skin' paper, or very translucent paper which could  
be made even LESS opaque by rubbing it with OIL.

Quoting Roger Parsons <>:

> A while ago my controller stopped indicating the antenna direction,   
> although everything was OK otherwise. Significant messing around   
> later I found that a drive belt in the controller had perished. To   
> my amazement I found a source of the correct belt and now it works   
> fine again.
> However:
> The direction indication was a printed translucent sheet held   
> between two transparent pieces of polycarbonate. Disassembling the   
> unit to fit the new belt made the translucent sheet fall apart - it   
> was after all at least 20 years old. I was able to draw a   
> replacement sheet pretty much exactly as the original, but I can't   
> find the proper material to print it on. If I use a transparency it   
> is much too light and the works of the controller are clearly   
> visible though it. If I use paper, the back illumination emphasises   
> the grain in the paper and it looks really amateurish.
> Any suggestions for the best material to use? I use an inkjet   
> printer, but if laser is necessary I could take it to a shop for   
> printout. Thanks for any help.
> 73 Roger
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