[amsat-bb] G-5500 Rotor issue

Greg gjd1958 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 17 22:12:40 UTC 2014

Hi all,

This is a strange one for me that I can’t seem to solve.  My elevation rotor still operates up and down as usual.  However, when I hold the “Up” key when the elevation starts at 0 degree’s, within a second or two the meter shoots up to 180 degree’s.  However, if I keep holding the “Up” switch, the elevator still goes smoothly as usual but the meter stays at the 180 mark. When I hit the down button  the elevation meter  jumps back to 0 degrees in a second or two.  This while the rotator is still smoothly declining.

I retinned and rehooked the cables at the box entrance thinking one may have shorted from box movement.  Same result.  Would a short somewhere down the line cause this or do I have a bad meter or box switch.  My mast mounted elevation rotor works fine as far as functionality, just can’t get the readings on the meter.  Of course, this throws off the LVB Tracker.

Any other thoughts?


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