[amsat-bb] Murphy on my G-5400B control box
w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 8 16:15:19 PDT 2009
Seems I can't get a break from Murphy.
A couple of weeks ago, I received my azimuth rotor & G5400B control
box back from Yaesu after the rotor had failed.
Yesterday I noticed the control box had turned off, and was generating
a lot of heat. Sure enough, I checked the fuse, and it was blow.
Opening up the case and looking for obvious problems, such as cold
solder joints, burned components, etc., didn't show anything
interesting; other than a hot transformer.
Unit blows fuses as soon as they are replaced.
So before I call up Yaesu and am off the air for another 2 or 3 weeks,
any ideas from someone who perhaps has had the same problem? I had it
connected to my LVB tracker, which no longer functions, as I believe
it gets its power from the control box.
73 de W4AS
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