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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Lux
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 01:26
> To: N0OEL@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> 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-
> >Ameritron 5 position switch which uses a control box on 110 and sends a
> >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
> >for years!
> > I use regular light weight rotor control cable. The switch grounds
> >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.
None of the 8 rcs-8v's that I have in use grounds the unused ports by
default. You can ADD a jumper to the relay box for each port you want to
ground when it is not selected, which I have done when I want to use them
for a stack match.
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> >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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