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Re: Strange Trakbox problem



Assi,

I have had some intermittent problems with my Trakbox, but only once every 2
or 3 years. When it happens I open the trakbox and disconnect the memory
battery connector to completely reset everything. After reconnect and power
on, reload station and satellite elements and it works for a couple more
years.

I have not found it to be a big enough problem to improve the shielding and
power filtering, which might protect the Trakbox from what ever is
corrupting the memory. I really like the box and have not been tempted to
find a different tracking solution.

Good Luck,
Don
kd6ire
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Assi Friedman" <4x1kx@iarc.org>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 6:40 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Strange Trakbox problem


> Hi Folks!
> Has anyone heard of this Trakbox problem before:
> The Trakbox is set to begin tracking a spacecraft. Once the antenna is at
> the first tracking point (i.e. moved from parking position to point at the
> spacecraft) the rotator will only move in one direction, and eventually
lose
> the spacecraft. Under manual trakbox control the antenna moves in all four
> directions.
> Any ideas would be welcome before we pull the screwdrivers and DMMs out...
> ;-)
> Thanks,
> Assi 4x1kx/kk7kx
>
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