>Was surprised to attempt to switch antennas the other day,
>and the antennas didn't switch!!
>I have a couple Hofi HO2016 rotary coax switches: they are
>single pole, five throws. The thru path is now "stuck" to/at
>position 5, and refuses to change. The large knob and shaft
>turn, the detent feels as if it is operating just fine as the knob
>shaft turn, but the signal path does not change. There are
>two screws on the back of the circular case; assumed I could
>remove them and re tighten a loose set screw or something
>inside the unit; but no luck, the back refuses to come
>off, even with the only two obvious screws removed.
>Then thought, well remove the knob and perhaps it unscrews
>from the front. Well the knob has two large set screws holding
>it on; remove them, and the knob will not leave the shaft!
>Thought perhaps the knob must unscrew from the shaft once
>the set screws are removed; no luck that way either.
>Only option left seems to be to send the switch back to
>Germany, but that seems a bit drastic from out here near
>mid-Pacific! Maybe I'll just toss it and get another Alpha-
>Delta single pole four throw switch!
>Any ideas about repair of this switch out there?
>73, Jim, KH7M
>On the Garden Island of Kauai
Hmm, I did have no problem opening a non-motor driven HOFI
switch. Construction is basicly the same I guess (except
no motor). Seems to me you must have missed something.
73 gl Jim SM2EKM
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