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Re: [CQ-Contest] Hy Gain Tailtwister

To: cq-contest@contesting.com, dezrat@copper.net
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Hy Gain Tailtwister
From: K7LXC@aol.com
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 09:19:31 EDT
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In a message dated 10/29/2007 5:02:50 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
cq-contest-request@contesting.com writes:

>  Most, if not all, the Hy-Gain rotators are notorious for the  brake
sticking. This has been going on for at least 15 years and  probably
more. They refuse to fix it. 

Au contraire. Back in the  90's or so (maybe further back), Hy-Gain 
redesigned the brake so that it was  more beveled instead of the squared off 
version. It helped but didn't  eliminate the problem. That's also why a popular 
mod (e.g. DCU-1,  Logikey) is to have the rotator go slightly into the 
opposite direction  before turning in the desired one. 
        Sorry a 40+ year old  electro-mechanical design is not up to your 
Steve     K7LXC
Ex-National Sales Manager for Hy-Gain Amateur  Products

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