Another approach (which might be useful for remote bandswitching using the
stepped voltage output of radios like the FT-817) is to use a LED bargraph
chips (LM3914?) to measure the voltage, rather than a stack of comparators.
Tie the relay control to one or more of the LED outputs of the chip.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 5:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Remote RF coax switch utilizing DC on coax
> Several people have asked about my beverage switching scheme.
> I send a different DC voltage down the coax for each antenna
> and have a circuit at the end that detects the different
> voltages with comparators and activates an RF relay to select
> an antenna. I have posted an article about it at:
> Rick N6RK
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
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