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Subject: [TowerTalk] switching
From: (Richard M. Gillingham)
Date: Sun Feb 23 23:03:38 2003
Why not get a relatively inexpensive A - B rs232 switch.  It will have
either DB25 of DB9 sockets, and I believe there are at least 6 switched
contacts there.  If not, then perhaps it is not necessary to switch the
ground lead, leaving 5 leads to be accomodated.  Worth looking into.

Geez.  Wish we could dig basements down here..  Water table lies only 3 to 4
feet down...  (sigh)

Let us know what you come up with.

Gil, W1RG
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Millick" <>
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Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 10:49 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] switching

> I know this is a little off the subject but this group has a lot of
> I have two operating positions  one for my DX station on the first floor
> the house and my AM and tube rigs in the basement. I have a alpha delta AB
> switch that I can put to either operating position and two AMertron
> switchers that by throwing the ground rom above or below I can select
> whatever antenna I want at that time
> I have the Yaesu GS800DXA rotor and am buying another head and want to be
> able to control the antenna from either place  Yaesu says it will work as
> when the antenna control is switched the head will go where the rotor is
> as far as the indicator  I hope they are right
> No the question  I need a 6 wire switching unit  I could do it with old
> octogon tube sockets or trailer sockets and just change over when I do the
> other switches which would work.  Is there a better way or something made
> that would switch the wires remembering that there is some amperage with
> the rotor motor.
> Just looking for another better way and sometimes there is one
> \
> Thanks K9SM
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