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Re: Topband: what do I need to buy?

To: Neil Carr G0JHC <>
Subject: Re: Topband: what do I need to buy?
From: Tree <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:37:46 -0700
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On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 05:37:44PM +0100, Neil Carr G0JHC wrote:

> I have recently acquired a Kenwood TS950SDX with a full set of cw filters
> down to 250Hz, the down side of this radio is the one ant socket and no
> ability to switch to a separate rx antenna using the rigs rx ant and
> internal relays. (automatically).
> Currently I am switching to my rx ant (an EWE) manually at the end of each
> transmission using a 2 way antenna switch, this method comes with a high
> risk of human error when the operator forgets to switch back and I have to
> nip out side to replace the 9:1 core, or resistor.
> Whats out there on the market that would do this switching automatically for
> me with just one ant port on offer from the rig?
> What do you guys do in this situation?

I use a MFJ-1026.  It will do more - but works FB for just putting the 
RX antenna into the SO239 during receive.  Just turn down the ANTENNA
GAIN to zero.  I even run the amp PTT to it so I don't have to use it's
RF detector and TR delay.

Tree N6TR
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