[TowerTalk] rotor control cable and the bulkhead....?

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Mon Jul 7 19:07:20 EDT 2008

Now there you go. Do your own rotor control protectors. All that is in the
polyphaser unit is a large mov to ground on each line.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Chad WE9V
> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 4:01 PM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com; chasm at texas.net
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] rotor control cable and the bulkhead....?
> I also prefer the Polyphaser products, but just to give you another
> alternative, see the ICE products:
> http://www.iceradioproducts.com/impulse2.html#4
> And for those of us who still like to homebrew and/or save some money,
> if you look at the I.C.E. datasheet, it pretty much spells out what
> device they are using.  A MOV (metal oxide varistor) with 50VAC,
> 66VDC, 4.5KA peak current.  A quick look at Digikey shows a similar
> MOV for $4.23 for quantity 10.  See
> http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?name=P7216-ND
>  I purchased a ton of these along with an old fashioned barrier
> terminal strip, connected one end of the MOV to the barrier strip, the
> other end to a buss bar connected to station ground (my metal bulkhead
> station entrance) via a very short lead.
> 73,
> Chad WE9V
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