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gsanders

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I have a couple of quick questions...

Re: CA MODA 3750-HF Transmitter

- How do you change the battery on this unit? Does it have to go back to Walston?
- Is there any way to tell how much battery life the unit has left?
- I have about 18" of space in my FG nosecone but the transmitter is about 20" long. Will it function okay if the end of the antenna is "curled around" a little in the nosecone?

Also does anyone have factory instruction sheets on the transmitter (above), the Walston folding antenna and the TRX-3S Receiver that they could scan and email to me? I bought these items on this forum (used) and they did not come with any paperwork.

I tried emailing Walston several times (got bounces) and I tried to call today and received no answer and they don't have voice mail. Does anyone know how to contact them?

Thanks in advance...
 

markkoelsch

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To the best of my knowledge Walston is not really in business anymore.

I have the instructions but I am not anywhere near a scanner.

That transmitter- I think the battery was just replaced when it ran out.


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mcderek

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Scuttlebut in the free flight forums is that Walston systems are still serviced by the company that made them. The company makes falconry beacons.
As far as I know nobody knew that the Walston system wasn't produced by him but contracted out. I'll try to find the relevant information.
 

mcderek

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I found the information. The Walston systems were built by Wildlife Materials Inc. Website is http://wildlifematerials.com/home.html All free flight inquiries (not sure for Rocketry) are to be directed to Mike C. at 1-800-842-4537. So if you have a Walston system it doesn't look like all is lost! Good news!
 
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