Great news today
My dealer email me that Meade is sending a replacement front panel !
Hope it will cure the problem.
Have been busy today installing grounds to 4 ' ss rod in the soil,
that should do it.
I notice that there is no electrical continuity(ohm meter) between starlock and the rest of the scope,
should i ground that too ?
Same between wedge and fork base, but there is no electronic components in the wedge.
So i have common ground to tube, forks and base, power supply, to rod.
Plus surge protection of course.
Next step is dew heater.
Most are PWM, that is pulse width modulation, pulses of DC voltage applied on an adjustable frequency, right ?
Pulses means scary induction in the tube !!!
Is it better to go variable continuous DC for the heaters?
I have not found such a unit so far, suggestions ?
Or i keep using my hair dryer...
What a joy it will be to see my scope working again
Jean Guy Moreau