$45 is obviously a rip off for that relay. Since Ameritron makes a big deal
about selling any individual part Id start there to get a more realistic
To find the source go to your local library and ask for the Thomas Register
that covers the letter R. This is a reference book that cannot be removed.
Make a list of the pertinent info from the relay manufacturers; then its a
matter of detective work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom McAlee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "W7CE" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What relay do Ameritron and Array Solutions
useintheir coax switchs?
>I don't know the manufacturer. But, if your goal is to obtain some, you
> buy those relays from Array Solutions:
> Scroll to the bottom. You'll see he sells the relays individually for $45
> each... same relays used in the RatPak, SixPak, etc.
> If you really just want to know who makes them, perhaps if you call or
> Jay he will tell you.
> Tom, NI1N
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "W7CE" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 9:24 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] What relay do Ameritron and Array Solutions use
> coax switchs?
>>I am designing a custom coax relay. I own a couple of Ameritron RCS-8V
>> switchs and am pretty happy with them, especially since they are rated to
>> 250+ MHz. I recently looked inside an Array Solutions Ratpak and noticed
>> that it uses exactly the same relay as the Ameritron. I've been trying
>> figure out who is the manufacturer of this particular relay and after
>> time with Google have hit a dead end. Both switches use a form X
>> bar mounted on the two arms at the contacts) SPDT, 12V open-frame relay
>> the following marking: X99KP 12VDC RSCO. It appears the X99KP is the
>> number and RSCO is the vendor name or code. Does anyone know who makes
>> relay? You can see a picture of it at www.w7ce.com/relay.html.
>> Thanks & 73,
>> Clay W7CE
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