[TenTec] [Orion] Replacing Orion RIT encoder - help?

Alan Sewell alan.n5na at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 17:14:59 EST 2006

Download the instructions for doing the v2 hardware mod.  It has 
detailed instructions on disassembly of the front panel.

Others have had luck temporarily fixing the rit encoder by pulling and 
turning it.


Alan  N5NA

John (KE5C) wrote:
> I'm sure the factory can advise me, but they are not open today and I don't know
> about tomorrow (holiday), so I am wondering, has anyone replaced their Orion RIT
> (or any other) encoder?  Mine has become intermittent, and I know a few other
> folks had the same problem, although they sent theirs in.  I might not have even
> considered this, except most of the disassembly required is also necessary if
> you are doing your own control board modification to make best use of the V2
> firmware.  I am stuck trying to figure out how to separate the encoder board
> from the front panel board.  A pin header makes most of the connections, but
> something else is involved in holding this is place, and I think it has to do
> with some white spacers.  Here are some pictures:
> http://www.bosshardradio.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=orion_rit
> Any ideas?  Thanks if so!  73, John
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