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Re: [CQ-Contest] Hy Gain Tailtwister

To: dsteele <dsteele@iowatelecom.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Hy Gain Tailtwister
From: Guy Molinari <guy_molinari@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:43:12 +0000
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    I'd be willing to bet that your rotor is just fine.   It sounds like a bad 
"motor start" capacitor in your control unit.   These are non-polarized 
electrolytics that are around 120-140 pf.   You can get one from Norm's rotor 
service but he will charge you about 14 bucks or so.   You could probably find 
one at your local electrical supply (or motor) shop.   These should be rated 
for about 100 V.   You can take 2 polarized electrolytics of the same value and 
put them back to back as a temporary solution.   Just make sure they can handle 
full power.
Hope this helps.
73 - Guy, N7ZG

> From: dsteele@iowatelecom.net> To: cq-contest@contesting.com> Date: Sat, 27 
> Oct 2007 17:10:08 -0500> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Hy Gain Tailtwister> > I have 
> a new in April Tailtwister. It has had an intermittent problem, and finally 
> seems to have died. The rotor would work part of the time, and other times it 
> would not move. If you waited a while, it would start working fine. Right now 
> it is stuck pointed into the Carribean, whichwon't be good for the balance of 
> the CQ WW. I just did all the ohm and voltage tests in the manual, and all 
> check normal.> > Does anyone have any suggestions?> > Don> NT0F> 
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