Are there Radio Shack stores in Sweden, Mike?
I've used their plastic covered relays for homebrew antenna switches. They
worked very well. Using SWR meter and a wattmeter, I found no insertion
loss or increase in SWR.
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Relays
> I wonder what kind of relays should I pick when building antenna
> switches. The coax relays are to expensive so that is not an option.
> I have actually used car relays for a while and they seem to work
> quite ok. I would like to know though what ratings should I suppose
> to look after? How many amps, the width between the "connectors"
> etc. should they handle? Of course this depends on how much
> SWR and power I'm using but if I say that they should handle
> 1.5kW and an SWR of 2:1, atleast!?!
> //Mike (SM3WMV // SM3W)
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