>Subject: Help... My JR rx is acting up...
>Date: 4/4/00 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
>I have a JR XR3 and the receiver that came with it has all of a sudden
>started acting up...
>I have to literally hold the rx crystal down with my finger to get the rx to
>send the signal and respond to TX... this happens with both sets of crystals
>that I have... I opened the rx case and found nothing out of the ordianry...
>I found a replacement for $59, but, for that matter I'd just as soon buy the
>Novak xxl fm off Tower (backordered until Mid April, and beyond) but, if you
>folks have a suggestion short of sending it away, (Next step) I'm willing to
>I have to get it functional before Friday as we are going to San Antonio to
>race Saturday Morning...
Make sure your contant "prongs" are squeeky clean. Check for any obstructions
in the xtal sockets of both the rx and tx.
Try to slightly and gently bend prongs together somewhat for a better grip.
Same as you would do with any regular plug to a household appliance when things
dont fire up.
Outside of that, make sure you have a good charge in the batts of both rx & tx
I'm from Mich, but in my travels, I was in San Antonio on biz a few weeks ago.
Hehe, driving along, on the expressway mind you, I saw a some Tx antennae
sticking up outta the corner of my eye. The reflections musta caught my
attention. I knew exactly what was goin on, got off at the next exit, and sure
enough at the Super K store parking lot, there's a race happening.
The wife says, "geezus could you smell that nitro as we're driving by at 70
Got to spend a couple hours watching, and meeting some of my Texas racing
brethren. Nice bunch of folks.
Very organized racing set-up they have down there.
Of course I had to go to the shop that organizes the whole thing and spend
I'm sure that if you don't get it sorted out by Sat. someone at the track will
help you out, or even lend you a crystal set to race with.
As I said, nice buncha folks. Pretty cool track, too.