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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Switch

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Switch
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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:20:14 -0400
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I have two Array Solutions Sixpaks and they work great for SO2R.  If you 
plan on switching the relay from your band decoder, you may experience the 
same problem that I did.  These relays require at least 12v. to pull in.  My 
band decoders caused a slight voltage drop, so did the diodes that I used to 
switch bandpass filters and there was some control line loss, so there were 
times that I would switch bands and the relay would not pull in.  If you use 
a regular switch it should work fine or if you use a band decoder you need 
to ensure that you have enough voltage and current for the relays.

John KK9A / P40A

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Switch
From: "K8RI" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 13:01:14 -0400
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Thanks Denny,

I had looked at Array Solutions page and must have skipped over that one.
With the switch mounted at the tower, The coax from the ham shack and the
shop all run to that spot and either two switch boxes or auto-band decoders
I think I could handle all antennas (shop and tower) from either station.
Although not cheap it'd save me money overall and looks like it may be a
good answer to what I want to do.


Roger (K8RI)

> denny / k8do 


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