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[TowerTalk] Clarify T2X capacitor at tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Clarify T2X capacitor at tower
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 09:56:14 EDT
In a message dated 99-07-15 09:52:45 EDT, you write:

> What IS the cap, and what is the benefit of getting it closer to the
>  tower, speaking of no dumb questions? 

      It's the motor-starting capacitor in Hy-Gain rotors. They get weaker 
over time plus they're sensitive to voltage drop from a long run so at some 
point it doesn't have enough capacity to start the motor. By moving it closer 
to the rotator, it cancels out both of the problems or at least prolongs the 
useful service life of the cap.

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC

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