[TowerTalk] What I did when my rotor controller stopped workingI

K2we@aol.com K2we@aol.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2000 12:10:12 EST

I've noticed quite a few messages about rotor control indicator's failing. I 
just want to pass along how I overcame such a problem.

I had a Ring Rotor installed on my crank-up tower at the 52' level.  Had 
nothing but trouble with the control box not showing the correct direction.

I'm in the Burglar Alarm business and decided to install a CCTV camera in a 
waterproof inclosure on my roof pointing at the antenna. 

The camera (a Sony chip type), enclosure, and a 10" monitor cost less than 
$300. It was the best investment I've ever made. These are Black & White. For 
another few hundred bucks, you can get a full color setup. I can watch the 
tower and Beam from inside the house. If the winds get to bad, I can remotely 
lower the tower. The camera will also show the antenna in the darkest night. 
The only problem I had was when snow built up on the enclosure glass.. It 
took a day or so for it to blow off.

As long as the rotor continues to turn, I'm a happy camper. And it's great to 
see what the weather is outside while in my basement.



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