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Owner's Guide to Installationand Use Model 9521 Drive and Controller , 117 VAC Model 9521EU Drive and Controller , 230 VAC Model 9537 Controller Only , 117 VAC Model 9537EU Controller Only , 230 VAC CAUTION : Read and adhere to all IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS listed elsewhere in this book - let . Read and observe safety , installation and operating instructions supplied with this unit and with your antenna BEFORE installation or operation . Retain this booklet and all instructions for your safety and future reference . Controller Compatibility - If purchased separately , the Model 9537 controller may be used with the following rotator drive units : Channel Master _ - Models 9500 , 9510 ( A ) , 9512 , 9513 , 9515 ( A ) Radio Shack _ > - Model 15 - 1225 If you are upgrading an existing installation with Model 9537 controller , skip to " Model 9537 Programmable Controller " in this leaflet . Drive Unit Installation STEP 1 - Determine proper size number of rotator cable from chart . Three conductor cable is suitable , but if four conductor cable is used , connect both conductors 3 and 4 to terminal 3 of the terminal board . Gage No . of Maximum Length AWG MM Conductors Feet Meters 22 0,6 3 180 55 22 0,6 4 * 200 61 20 0,8 3 280 85 20 0,8 4 * 310 95 18 1,0 3 445 136 18 1,0 4 * 510 155 * Attach 3 and 4 conductors to No . 3 terminals on control and drive . STEP 2 - install drive unit . On new drive units , arrow on mast support should be aligned with arrow shaped mast stop on housing . Install antenna pointing south . When desired channels are close to or on oppo - site sides of the north end stops , the antenna may be installed pointing north . Note , however , that the antenna will then be pointing in the opposite direction from that indicated on the control . An alternative means of setting up is to perform a synchronization of the drive unit using the controller . Then set up the antenna pointing north . Ensure power is disconnected from the controller when making antenna adjustments . @
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Standard Mast Mounting % : / i1 o - EN . . . . . . . . . " < [ l : ! Using 9523 Alignment Bearing Tower Mounting Do not mount citizens band base station antennas on top of a standard mast mount drive unit . Mast support may become overloaded in high winds . STEP 3 - Connect rotator cable to drive unit terminal board following the sketch at the right . Caution : When using jacketed cable , be sure jacket of cable passes thru the grommet to avoid moisture collecting in the cable , Terminal Connections Caution - Make sure bare connectors do not touch . It is suggested that the screws and bare con - ductors be painted with nail polish after cable is connected . To avoid moisture collecting in the cable be sure jacket of cable passes thru the grommet . STEP 4 - Attach rotator cable and antenna cable securely to mast or tower , and pass through bulding to TV or FM set . Note : See Step 2 of the important Safeguards section regarding grounding of the control cable and lead - in cable for lightning protection . @
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Model 9537 Programmable Controller with Infra - Red Remote Control Power Supply Controller SYNC ® c ® UP DOWN Handheld Remote Control Features : • 69 Programmable Antenna Locations ( 01 - 69 ) - Allows location number to be same as channel number . • Digital Compass 000 - 360 degrees with direct access and up / down . • Universal Remote Control - Use with supplied handheld unit or most universal handheld controllers configured as a Pioneer ® Cable Box ( HH1 ) or Pioneer ® CD Player ( HH2 ) . Compatible with most DSS ® , Primestar ® and Dish Network ® universal handheld remote controls . ( Channel Master ® cannot guarantee universal handheld remote control compatibility . ) • Automatic Synchronization • Signal Peaking - with up and down controls . • Digital Diagnostic Display - For setup and maintenance . • Non - Volatile Memory - Stores locations and setups during a power failure . @
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Controller Installation and Setup Important Note ! Before disconnecting old control box , make note of each wire color and the corresponding terminal connection . Caution - To reduce the risk of electric shock , do not remove cover . No user - serviceable parts inside . Refer servicing to qualified service personnel . 1 . Determine the AC supply voltage and frequency in your country . The US , Canada , Japan , Taiwan and South America are generally 117 VAC 60 Hz . Europe , Africa , Australia and Asia ( except above men - tioned ) are generally 230 VAC 50 Hz . Your power company will advise . Ensure the supplied wall plug power supply voltage has the same input voltage as your household supply ( + 10 % ) . If not , contact your dealer . 2 . Plug the power supply into the controller and the household supply . Observe the digital diagnostic dis - play . It should display : 60H ( or 50H in 50 Hz countries ) HH1 ( to use with the supplied handheld remote control ) If the above are not correct refer to Appendix A to change . 3 . Disconnect the wall plug supply at the wall outlet . Connect the cables between the controller and drive unit . Strip End _ 1 / 2 " y Black " _ I Outer The exclamation point indicates the presence of Sleeving important operating and maintenance ( servicing ) instructions in the literature accompanying the appli - ance . Terminals Connections Ground Outside Green Wire # 1 to # 1 Conductors Through Black Wire # 2 to # 2 Lightning Arrestor Red Wire # 3 to # 3 ( Green & Red Wire ) 4 . Reconnect the AC supply to the controller . After 5 seconds it will switch off . Switch back on by pressing any key on the front panel or handheld remote control . Perform a synchronization by pressing the sync button on the front panel . This takes slightly over one minute . The unit may now be operated from the front panel using the up and down controls . 5 . Digital Compass . This feature operates as follows : The display is 000 to 360 degrees where 000 is North ( fully CCW viewed by a bird ) 090 is East 180 is South 270 is West 360 is North ( fully CW viewed by a bird )
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Operation From The Supplied Handheld Remote 1 . Install 2 AAA batteries in the handheld remote . 2 . Check operation by pressing the POWER button and observing the display . If it does not function , check for HH1 in power up diagnostic display . If the display is HH2 , refer to Appendix A to change . 3 . The UP and DOWN controls will move the antenna position ( the same as the front panel controls ) . Alternatively , a location may be accessed directly using a 3 digit compass location . Example , press 090 for East , 225 for South - West , etc . 4 . Programming Preset Locations This is the most popular mode of operation . 69 preset locations ( 01 to 69 ) allow location numbers to be the same as TV channel numbers if desired . a . Find best signal using UP and DOWN controls . b . Decide on a memory location , eg . 27 . c . Press 27 UP 27 . ( Locations 01 to 09 , eg . 05 may be programmed by either 05 UP 05 or 5 UP 5 . ) d . Location is now memorized . 5 . Accessing a Preset Location As an example , to access location 27 , press 27 . Display will flash " c27 " , then show compass bearing while the antenna is moving . It will become steady " c27 " when it arrives . ( Locations 01 to 09 , eg . 05 may be accessed as either 05 or 5 ) . 6 . Displaying Memory Locations / Status From the handheld remote control , press 99 UR Then observe the display . Each programmed location is shown , followed by its digital compass location . Additionally settings of power frequency , handheld , autosync and timeout are shown . A typical display might be : 60H 60 Hz power HH1 handheld 1 c05 27O com 3ass bearing for c05 cll O9O com 3ass bearing for cl 1 c17 27O com 3ass bearing for c17 c25 180 com 3ass bearing for c25 SYn on autosync on 35 35 moves before a resync to timeout on on 888 end of diagnostics 7 . Deleting Programmed Locations / Reset Press 91 DOWN from the handheld remote control . CAUTION - Use this command with care as ALL memory locations will be deleted . This will also set autosync off and timeout on . Q
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8 . Synchronization Press the SYNC key on the front panel or 00 DOWN from the handheld . A counterclockwise move - ment is performed to synchronize the control unit with the drive unit for proper operation . Synchronization takes slightly over one minute . After severe storms , or an extended period of use , the rotator may appear to position the antenna incor - rectly . First try pressing the SYNC key to re - synchronize the system . If this fails , the antenna or drive motor may be misaligned on the mast . You may either go to the antenna and re - orient it , or reprogram the control unit to correspond to the new antenna orientation . 9 . Auto Synchronization The unit may be set to program a sync command automatically after 50 preprogrammed moves . This feature is switched on ( or reset to 50 ) by pressing 98 UE It is switched off by pressing 98 DOWN . Check to see if active by pressing 99 UP ( Display Status ) and observing " SYn on " or " SYn OFF " . 10 . Timeout The unit may be set to switch off after 8 minutes of no activity by pressing 97 UE This feature is deac - tivated by pressing 97 DOWN . Check to see if Timeout is active by pressing 99 UP ( Display Status ) and observing " to on " or " to OFF " . The unit automatically switches off 5 seconds after it is initially plugged in or after a power glitch . Using the controller with a " Universal Remote Control " Universal handheld remote controls are popular as they can typically control a TV , a VCR , a cable box and audio components . They are also cheap and ideal replacements for lost and broken units . The rota - tor controller will respond to commands from universal remote controls configured to control most Pioneed _ brand cable converter boxes ( HH1 mode ) or most Pioneer ' _ brand CD players ( HH2 mode ) . See Appendix A . Refer to the instructions supplied with the universal remote control . Note : Channel Master cannot guarantee universal handheld remote control compatibility . Front Panel Setup Summary SET 60 Hz POWER A + AT POWER UP SET 50 Hz POWER A + _ ' + SY AT POWER UP SET REMOTEHH1 A + Sy AT POWER UP SET REMOTE HH2 _ ' + SY AT POWER UP Example : To set for 60 Hz power : a . Disconnect the power connector at the rear of the unit . b . Press and hold UP and DOWN in together . c . Reconnect the power connector at the rear end of the unit . d . Release UP and DOWN Other functions are set in a similar manner using the following buttons at b and d : 50 Hz POWER : UP , DOWN , and SYNC Remote handheld 1 ( supplied unit and most Pioneer ' cable boxes ) : UP and SYNC Remote handheld 2 ( most Pionee ¢ RC ' D players ) : DOWN and SYNC Check settings are correct by removing power for a few seconds , then reconnect power . Display will indicate : 60H ( or 50H for 50 Hz ) HH1 ( or HH2 for alternate remote )
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Your antenna rotator unit , consisting of a control and a drive , has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety , but improper installation or abuse of this unit , or the antenna connected to it , can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards . In order not to defeat the safeguards incorporated in this unit , observe the following basic rules for its installation , use and servicing . 1 . An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other elec - tric light or power circuits , or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits . When installing an outside antenna system , extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal . 2 . If the drive unit is installed on an outdoor antenna , be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built - up static charges . Section 810 of the National Electrical Code , ANSI / NFPA70 , or CSA C22 . 1 Sections 10 , 16 , and 54 , of the Canadian Electrical Code , provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting struc - ture , grounding of the antenna lead - in wire and drive - unit to control - unit interconnecting cables to an antenna discharge unit , size of grounding conductors , location of antenna - discharge unit , connection to grounding electrodes , and requirements for the grounding electrode . See separate enclosed grounding code on page 26 . 3 . Your control is provided with ventilation openings to allow heat generated during operation to be released , If these openings are blocked , heat build - up can cause failure of the control and external damage . Therefore : • Never block the ventilation slots by placing it on a bed , sofa , rug , etc . • Never place in a " built - in " enclosure unless proper ventilation is provided ; • Never cover the openings with cloth or other material ; • Never place near or over radiators , heat registers , amplifiers , or other heat sources . 4 . Your control may be equipped with a polarized AC line plug ( one blade of the plug is wider than the other ) . This safety feature allows the plug to fit into the power outlet only one way . Should you be unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet , try reversing the plug . Should it still fail to fit , contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet . Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polar - ized plug . 5 . Operate the control only from an A . C . power source as indicated on the bottom of the control . Do not use D . C . 6 . Overloaded AC outlets and extension cords are dangerous , and so are frayed power cords and broken plugs . They may result in a shock or fire hazard . Unplug the control and call your service tech - nician for replacement . 7 . Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord , and do not place the control where power cord is subject to traffic or abuse . Pay particular attention to the cord at the plug and the point where it exists from the control unit . This may result in a shock or fire hazard . @
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8 . All individuals , especially children , should be cautioned about dropping or pushing objects into any openings . Some internal parts carry hazardous voltages and contact can result in electrical shock . Objects dropped into the control may also result in a fire hazard . 9 . Never expose the control to rain or water . It the control becomes damp or wet , or if liquids are spilled into it , unplug the control and have it inspected by a service technician before further use . Liquids , rain or excessive moisture may cause electrical shorts which can result in fire or shock hazards . Never operate the control near water ; such as a swimming pool , etc . or near a bathtub , sink , laundry tub or in a wet basement . 10 . Unplug the control before cleaning . Use a slightly damp ( not wet ) cloth . Do not use an aerosol directly on the control since it may over spray and cause electrical shock . 11 . Whenever the unit exhibits distinct change on performance unplug the control and call your dealer or service technician . 12 . Any attempt to disassemble the control or drive portions of this unit may expose you to high voltage or other hazards . Observe all cautionary labels , warnings and safeguards . 13 . If the control has been dropped or the case has been damaged , fire , and shock hazard may exist . Unplug the control and have it checked by a service technician before use . 14 . When replacement parts are required , have the service technician verify that the replacements used have the same safety characteristics as the original parts . Unauthorized substitutions may result in a risk of fire or electric shock , or other risks . 15 . Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit , please ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks to determine that the unit is in a safe operating condition . 16 . For added protection of the control during a lightning storm or when control is to be left unattended for an extended period of time , unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the rotator cable . This will prevent possible shock , fire hazard and damage to the control due to lightning storms or power line surges . 17 . Always use extreme caution when installing a rooftop antenna and rotator system to reduce the risk of falls . Wear rubber - soled shoes and use a sturdy ladder . Do not install on a windy day or when the roof is wet or is covered with ice or snow . O
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, _ IT _ I _ I = _ Handheld Remote Control Command Summary SYNC : 00T PROGRAM : # A # ( # = 01 - 69 ) DISPLAY MEMORIES / STATUS : 99A AUTOSYNC ON / RESET TO 50 : 98A AUTOSYNC OFF : 98 _ r TIMEOUT ( 8 MINUTES ) ON : 97A TIMEOUT OFF : 97T DELETE MEMORIES / RESET : 91T Common Problems HANDHELD CONTROL DOES NOT FUNCTION Battery bad or set for wrong handheld type ( Appendix A ) . UNIVERSAL HANDHELD DOES NOT OPERATE CERTAIN FUNCTIONS ( eg . UP / DOWN ) If supplied remote control is OK , try all available Pionee ¢ _ cable box and Pioneed _ CD player codes . Universal remote may not be fully compatible . UNIT DOES NOT TRACK CORRECTLY Check power frequency 50 ! 60 Hz setting ( Appendix A ) . POSITION ACCURACY SEEMS DEGRADED Perform SYNC function . ANTENNA DOES NOT MOVE , BUT CONTROLLER INDICATES MOVEMENT Check the wiring between the controller and the drive unit . Using the rotator from any room in the house . The following methods and products are suggested though not endorsed by Channel Master's : a . A UHF universal remote with a UHF to infra - red converter in the same room as Model 9537 . or : b . An infra - red to UHF converter in each room where operation is desired , plus a UHF to infra - red converter in the same room as Model 9537 . O
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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules . Operation is subject to the following two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause harmful interference , and ( 2 ) this device must accept any interference received , includ - ing interference that may cause undesired operation . Channel Mastr ® Model 9537 Controller Only : 1315 Industrial Park Drive , Smithfield , NC 27577 , USA Model 9521 Drive and Controller / Channel Master ® Rotator Division Crown , New Bremen , OH 45869 , USA Drive Unit Only : DSS is a registered trademark of Hughes Communications . Dish Network is a registered trademark of Echostar Communications . Pioneer is a registered trademark of Pioneer Electronics . Radio Shack is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation . Primestar is a registered trademark of Primestar Limited Partners . ( 17147 ) Rev . A
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