[TenTec] Strange Orion Encoder Failure

Duane A Calvin ac5aa at juno.com
Sun Aug 7 02:12:00 EDT 2005

        Have you tried a reset?  A couple people I know of have had
"encoder" fails of the type you note (or, for example, they only count 1
KHz in either direction - RIT controls), and they have been fixed with
either a master reset, or a RAM reset followed by a master reset.  One
guy had to reload firmware, but he's not sure if it was that or just the
reset that went with it.  If the encoder counts in one direction, it's
counting in both, and some other logic is not allowing it to decrement.

        73,  Duane  (Oh, and I shipped your filter in today's mail -
First Class so should be there on Monday)

On Sat, 6 Aug 2005 21:21:59 -0500 "Glassrus" <glassrus at houston.rr.com>
> I have an Orion with less than 50 hours on it.  Today the PBT/BW 
> rotary
> encoder apparently failed.  It will only allow me to increase 
> (clockwise)
> the settings in either PBT or BW positions.  It will not accept any 
> decrease
> (counterclockwise) inputs.
> >From my first experience with the rig, I was disappointed with the 
> feel of
> these encoders.  They felt too loose and flimsy, although I assumed 
> that
> they would work fine in the long term.  Now I am not so sure.
> Has anyone else experienced any problems with these encoders?
> Yes, before you ask, I tried a master reset.
> Thanks,
> Paul Rubin N8NOV
> Houston, Texas
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Duane Calvin, AC5AA
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