[amsat-bb] Re: Help on Rotator Problem
P. Thomas Gabel
KTGAB at highstream.net
Sun Oct 15 11:17:47 PDT 2006
Enzo and group,
I had the same problem two different times over the years with the wire
broken of the potentiometer. After the second time, I put a new heavier
and more flexible stranded wire on it and it has been fine for the last
year. 73, Tom-N9RPQ.
Jim Sanford wrote:
> I experienced a FAILURE of azimuth position. Ordered a new pot, and it
> turned out that the failure was that the lead going to the wiper had
> broken. It is very fine wire and broke due to flexing. Poor design, in
> my opinion. I reinforced it with some tape backed by a tiewrap in the
> appropriate place to take the stress off that connection.
> Good luck!
> wb4gcs at amsat.org
> Steve Bosshard wrote:
>> Some rotors use a potentiometer in the housing to send position information
>> to the control box. Be sure the rotor cable is intact (my puppy dogs really
>> like rotor cable) and if so, next look at cleaning / replacing the pot in
>> the rotor housing...sb
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>> Behalf Of Vincenzo Mone
>> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 8:00 AM
>> To: Amsat - BBs
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Help on Rotator Problem
>> Hi to the list,
>> I own an Azimuth Elevation rotator
>> Yaesu G-5400B.
>> Since a while I am having a problem:
>> When I turn the azimuth Rotator I can see that the needle when it moves it
>> does not move straight but often it makes a little flick backwards of the
>> turning way. Sometime it seems that the needle stops for a moment.
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