I don't know the model number (it doesn't say on the front), but I have
used a DX Engineering 5 port switch for more than 10 years - it has never
failed. This model uses sealed relays in a splash proof metal enclosure
mounted on the tower leg. The relay board has jumper options to ground
or open circuit the unselected coax connections. I have them grounded.
Here, the remote unit is about 120 feet from the house and is controlled
with a 6-conductor small gauge solid wire cable. I have not had any
problem with this unit since it was installed in 1993.
By the way, Bert, nice callsign!
73, Drew K9CW
I had to install jumpers on the relay board to
ground the unselected coax connectors
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 N4CW@aol.com wrote:
> I have a DX Engineering DXI-5P five-port remote coax switch system that I
> purchased new a few years back and never installed. I'm planning on
> and using it shortly to upgrade my antenna system.
> I'd like to know of any TT'ers' experience(s) with this coax switch, good or
> bad, and any tips regarding its use would be appreciated.
> Bert, N4CW
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