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Subject: [Amps] Whither error Array band pass filter wiring?
From: Charles Henry <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:17:57 +0000
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Bob, W5OV advises to wire the AS419 and the AS419W from Array Solutions so that 
the band data from a Yaesu/K3 is IN PARALLEL with the two units.
However, the link below states to wire the two units IN SERIES.  
This latter info is what stopped me to wonder if the data socket is the way to 
get the two units in Series or use the networking ???  A simple mind is 
confused,  73, Charly
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:51:49 -0500
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> Subject: [Amps] Whither all band sw bandpass filters
> K4VUD said:
> "Array Solutions sells an aptly named AS-419 auto switching filter set for
> the SIX bands and a separate AS-419W for four bands, WARC and 60m.  Nice
> Guy Jay at Array politely refused my request to him to create a unit for
> all TEN bands in one unit.  Having two boxes makes switching and wiring a
> nightmare."
> Allow me to correct some misconceptions here.
> One misconception is that it would be economical to create a 9 or 10
> filter commercial product for just one customer. One might think that
> there'd be a huge market for such a consolidated product, but that is not
> the case. Most purchasers of bandpass filters do so strictly for contests.
>  Therefore, they do not want WARC filters included.  We offer the contest
> bands in the AS-419, and the WARC bands in the AS-419W.
> The second misconception is that having the two units in question creates
> a "wiring nightmare".
> Depending on the radio type you have, you may not even need a band decoder
> to fully automate the selection of all 10 filters in the AS-419
> (160,80,40,20,15 & 10m) and AS-419W (60,30,17,12m) combo.
> If you have a Yaesu transceiver or an Elecraft K3, this combination can be
> controlled directly from the Yaesu format band data from the radio.  This
> can be routed to both units via an inexpensive DB-9 Y connector and one
> DIN to DB9 cable (or DB15HD to DB9 for the K3) .  Hardly a nightmare.
> The units will enable the correct filter or go into bypass mode
> automatically with this method or using a band decoder.  With the Array
> Solutions Bandmaster 4 band decoder, the connections from decoder to both
> bandpass filter units are handled using provided RJ-14 terminated
> "telephone" type cords.  Again, no wiring nightmare.
> Details can be found here:
> 73,
> Bob W5OV
> Array Solutions
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