The TopTen decoders are sink type, while the RCS8-V requires source
drivers, I believe - the difference is that TopTen supplies power to the
relay box, and the decoder decides which relay gets ground; the RCS-8
supplies a common ground, and switches power to the correct relay. I think
TopTen makes a source driver board, and if you have the electronic smarts
you could build one yourself; in that case WX9T makes a BCD-10 band decoder
board that only costs $20, and emulates the Top
Ten very nicely.
SO2R capability is a different issue - you'd need two band decoders and
source drivers, another RCS-8V and either 6 A/B switches or some
specially-built logic to make sure that both radios can't be connected to
the same antenna. It doesn't come cheap!
73, Pete N4ZR
At 09:39 PM 4/30/2007, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>You can buy a Top Ten band decoder and use that to control your RCS-8V. If
>you want to spent more money you can also purchase their relays.
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Controllable Coax Switch
>From: "Kelly Johnson" Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:15:06 -0700
>I want to replace my RCS-8V remote switch. I need to be able to
>switch 4 HF antennas. I don't need a remote switch, but would like a
>switch that can be controlled automatically. SO2R capable would be a
>plus. I'm looking for the cheapest solution. Any ideas?
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