On 4/16/2011 3:55 PM, Jon Casamajor wrote:
> I have used this switch since 1988 on my tower with various antennae. I
> have had a couple of problems and learned a few lessons. First, I have
> elected to mount the relay box at ground level so that if something goes
> wrong I don't have to crank down the who tower to trouble shoot. Not a big
> deal when I was younger but a big deal as I age.
> I have two systems. One has the power supply built into the station console.
> This was my original and still is in service today. The second one made by
> MFJ has an external wall wart. Just a few weeks ago the wall wart failed
> and took out the RF Choke while it was at it. Parts were $12, fix was easy.
> That is why I have two. BTW, the wall wart is 12V AC @1A, not DC so you can
> have trouble finding one rated for the 1A current.
If the "wall wart" is of standard voltage why both even using it. I
wire mine right into the DC supply.
I do use the remote switches with wired control rather than the ones
that use the coax and decoding. It's just a matter of preference but I
see the decoder as just one more thing to fail. Likewise I mount the
remote switches near the bottom of the tower... Just out of reach so it
takes a step ladder or about a 5' climb. (just as a deterent)
> Based on my rather lengthy experience, I think it is a good value and saves
> running yet another darn cable to the tower
> 73, Jon
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