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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by gilc, Nov 6, 2014.

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  1. gilc

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    I couldn't get any voltage across terminals, would the capacitor be the next item to check? I don't know its
    rating yet till I get it out.
     
  2. Gryd3

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    That is a very generic statement. We need more details.
    What is the product.
    Which terminals.

    Did you look for AC or DC. Did you look with a scope.
    Can you show us pictures?
     
  3. shrtrnd

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    Yeah, we need specifics.
    Is this a roof-top motorized antenna rotator, or some solid-state device that sits on your TV?
     
  4. gilc

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    Hi and thanks for your response,
    It's a Radioshack controller. Of 3 terminals I tried all combinations on volt meter- ac scale.
    It controls a tower antenna rotator.
     
  5. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    I hate to be a dick, but I don't plan on scouring the web for various radioshack controllers.
    If you make this easy for us, you'll get a better response.

    Do you at least have a product number?
    Do you have a user manual that lists any troubleshooting?
    You told us there is no voltage across the terminals, but it is left to assume that the controller no longer does anything..
    A picture is worth a thousand words, and would be helpful.

    In the mean time, it may be worth checking those terminals with your meter set to DC... but it's hard to say because I can't see the terminals like you can.
     
  6. gilc

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    Sometimes easy doesn't work for dummies. I have a 4 page sheet on the control and rotator hook up. The only no on unit is cat. 15-1245 that I failed to use in my earlier web search. I did read that if there is no
    voltage at the control box there wasn't any reason to go further checking a dead antenna.
    I'll try the DC scale. I'm working to get a picture.
    Thanks for your patience.
     
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  7. gilc

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    That didn't sound right. I'm the dummie.
     
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