Charly - this is a bit of oversimplification!
To some extent I follow your bigger is better idea - but in my Ameritron
and WX0B devices the relays are actually pretty small... they seem to do
I cannot see using a switching relay from a power company remote site as
necessarily being a better option than taking a hard look at what relays
these two manufacturers are using =and = then maybe upgrading them a
little since the retail units are built with profit margin in mind!
As far as being "Amateur Radio" - I prefer to gather opinions from other
hams more educated than myself, and also disregard ideas from guys who
clearly are bandwagon jumper oners! Then, I go from there - that is the
beauty of these reflectors!
Charles Harpole wrote:
> I ask:
> 1 Can RF and AC be equivalent? I think not.
> 2. Unless the relay contacts have high resistance, there should be no
> factor as to how long they are switched ON.... is this what u mean by
> "duty cycle" ? But the normal usage of "duty cycle" refers to how
> many times the thing can operate on and off until failure and has
> nothing to do with current carrying abilities.
> I say, put in a BIG ONE and if it burns out.... it was too small.
> AMATEUR radio, after all.... 73,
> Charles Harpole
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