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[TowerTalk] RCS8V 5 pos switch and alternate relays

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Subject: [TowerTalk] RCS8V 5 pos switch and alternate relays
From: seay@Alaska.NET (Jan & Del Seay)
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 1997 19:58:00 -0700
Don Moman wrote:
> try the Potter and Brumfield RKS-5DW-12 (SPDT) (My DX Eng 6 way box uses
> these). Only $8 here in Canada. Somewhat cheaper ($2.50 here) was the
> Aromat JS1E-12v, also SPDT. They are small, sealed and run on 12 v tho
> other voltages available.  Have used them extensively in many HB
> switches and no failures in our m/m setup with a variety of amps (inc
> Henry 5-K) and on all bands, etc.
> 73 Don

Outside of the obvious mounting scheme and coil variations, the thing
to look for in quality, long life relays is the "Wiping-Action" as they
close. This is the action that keeps relays clean for many operations.
Cheaper relays just bang down. (Potter & Brumfield is always hard to
de KL7HF

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