What are the cases for a remote coax switch with unused antennas being
Grounded, or UNgrounded? For example, I have a 5-band quad with an RCS-8V
remote coax switch. So there are four unused bands on the quad with one active,
since I have five separate feedlines.
>From: Jim Lux <email@example.com>
>Sent: Mar 12, 2006 5:26 PM
>To: N0OEL@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] remote antenna switch
>At 05:03 PM 3/12/2006, N0OEL@aol.com wrote:
>>I think that he best bang for the buck for an antenna switch is the RCS-8V
>>Ameritron 5 position switch which uses a control box on 110 and sends a low
>>voltage current up a remote line to the switch point on your tower. It is
>>cheap (about $139) and works well. I use two of them and have
>> I use regular light weight rotor control cable. The switch grounds the
>>antennas not in use when you select a particular switch.
>You can remove a jumper in the relay box if you don't want
>grounding. There are cases where you'd rather have it open circuited.
>>The wireless Ameritron is just more lossey and I dont recommend it unless
>>you can't run a cable.
>If you're talking about the 4 way switch, it uses the scheme of positive
>half cycles of AC to actuate one relay and negative half cycles for the
>other relay(s), so it definitely won't work with 12VDC supply.
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