[TowerTalk] Another Rotator EZ question / help
Joe Subich, W4TV
w4tv at subich.com
Mon Jul 28 17:17:07 EDT 2008
The Idiom Press web site has updated installation instructions for
the "new" Hy-gain controllers. You might check those instructions
to see if they deal with the delay issues.
... Joe, W4TV
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Another Rotator EZ question / help
> OK - received the Rotator-EZ mod in the mail today. It is
> assembled (not the kit form).
> The instructions leave me with something I can't seem to know
> for sure and hope someone here has the answer. Wrote and
> called Idiom but don't know if I will hear from them - sure hope so.
> The Rotator-EZ puts in a 5 second brake delay. This is one
> of the nice features. However, my control boxes (I have 2 of
> them) are both fairly new and have the factory addition of
> the 5 second delay. From the Idiom Instructions I quote:
> "Before going any further, remove any circuits added to the
> rotator control box after its manufacture, especially brake
> delay circuits, and insure that the rotator control box is
> restored to factory design and specifications."
> So, there is the problem. My factory specs includes a brake
> delay. From the Hy-Gain manual there is an addendum sheet
> explaining that this 5 second delay is now included. But it
> does not tell you what exactly was that addition - or how to
> remove it.
> I actually spoke to Rob's Father weeks ago before I ordered
> the Rotator-EZ (can't remember his name or call) and that is
> when I learned his Son had taken over Idiom and at that time
> I asked this question an he said, "Well, you have to remove that."
> So, has any of you the experience in putting in one of the
> Idiom Press Rotator-EZ into a unit from Hy-Gain that already
> has the 5 second delay? Tom is very helpful at Hy-Gain but he
> is off for the week and I have placed email and call to Rob
> at Idiom. Any ideas appreciated.
> Gary, N5PHT
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