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Re: [TowerTalk] remote antenna switches?

To: AD5VJ Bob <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] remote antenna switches?
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 01:19:50 -0400
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AD5VJ Bob wrote:
> Any ideas on a remote antenna switches?
> Which ones to stay away from vs which ones to shop for.
I've used several Ameritron RCS8 remote switches and have no 
complaints.  I just rebuilt one due to our "clean air".  Make sure to 
cap any unused connections all the way down past the threads. OTOH it 
could have been all those lightning strikes that removed the plating.  
They are nickel plated rather than silver, but I'd think that would 
stand up better.  I replaced all the connectors with new, silver plated 
ones when it came time for an overhaul.  They are relatively simple and 
well laid out inside and easy to work on.  Repair parts are pretty much 
standard not terribly expensive. OTOH good, silver plated chassis 
connectors are going to run about $10 each (give or take a bit)

BTW I did modify the inside to ground the unselected connectors.  All 
are grounded when the control is turned off (simple solder job).  I 
chose the switches that use the wired control.

>    73 fer nw es gud DX,
> Bob AD5VJ
> Old Calls WB5ZQU, WY5L/KH3, KE5CTY, N5IET
Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
N833R (World's oldest Debonair)


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