Why not just purchase two 5 or 8 port automatic antenna relays. Stick your
LC network for each band in-between the ports. One coax input, five outputs
to LC networks, five outputs from LC networks to one output to bast of
antenna. It all fits in an outdoor inclosure (surface mounted or use the
bury type often used for sprinkler cut-off valves).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richards" <email@example.com>
To: "Samir Popaja" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Was "43ft Vertical Feeding
>I FOUND A REFERENCE TO A NEW HIGH POWER, BUT
> LESS EXPENSIVE SIMPLE REMOTE TUNER WITHOUT
> MEMORIES AT THIS SITE AND HAD SOME EMAIL
> CONVERSATION WITH THE PROPRIETOR THEREOF.
> HIS REPLIES, WITHOUT EDITING, ARE SHOWN BELOW.
> CHECK IT OUT PLEASE. No photos are available yet, but
> it sounds like what we are looking for.
> =============== JAMES - K8JHR ===================
> James --
> I would say within the next 4 weeks, this is a simple tuner and will not
> have memories as some of the others do however it will handle high power
> and be built like some of the better antenna tuners such as the Palstar
> with big HV air variable caps and inductors. Switching over 3 bands will
> be accomplished with relays and switching over 2 bands will be
> automatic. The unit will mount to the base of our antennas so the user
> will not have a box laying on his lawn separate from the antenna.
> If you want a tuner with memories that can handle 500 watts PEP your
> looking at over $1000.00, Array Solutions has one made in China that
> will handle 800 watts PEP and it's priced at $979.00. Ours will do full
> legal power all day long for between $400-500 but as I said before it
> does not have all the bells and whistles, it will just be a real gutsy
> thing (this the way we build everything) and simple but can take
> whatever can be thrown at it.
> > As for size I am not sure yet. It will be designed to mount right
> on my verticals but an initial measurement would be about 12" long x 8"
> wide x 6" deep. I also will have one that will switch with relays among
> 4 bands and one that will switch automatically between two bands so they
> will vary in size a bit. The auto two bander will be less expensive and
> aimed at those that want to switch say a quarter wave vertical for 40
> meters and also use that antenna on 20 as well. All they will have to do
> is change bands on the radio. Also will switch between 80 and 40 or in
> like combinations. The relay switched unit can be tuned for four
> individual bands of choice.
> Gulf Alpha Comm. Antennas
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