[amsat-bb] Re: elevation rotor

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Sep 14 22:33:27 PDT 2008


You have discovered the First Rule of Troubleshooting:  "Most 
problems are simple"!

Too often we fear the complicated problem and overlook that simple 
things happen most often.
    * Is there a source of power
    * Is there a break in connections
    * Is a switch or setting wrong
You probably can add to this list of simple things.

73 Ed - KL7UW

At 07:32 PM 9/14/2008, Gerry wrote:
>Thanks to all that replied to my request for help. Problem was in the rotor
>cable, about 22 inches from the rotor found cable jacket bruised (three of
>the six wires found to be broken). Cause unknown appears that the cable was
>compressed (squashed) and  subsequent movement back and forth over a period
>of time finally broke wires inside jacket . Using a power supply in the
>shack and a test bulb at the rotor, we were puzzled, as to why using one
>wire as common, that three wires failed the test. It was just by chance that
>we found the damaged spot. The Rotor Gods were with us today hi hi.
>Thanks Again, Hope to be back up and running soon.
>Gerry VE4GTB / KD7MDB
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