[CQ-Contest] suggestions for a A/B antenna switch/thanks
ab2e at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 17 13:34:32 EDT 2021
Thanks for the replies!
A couple good plug-n-play options, as well as homebrew with a little searching for the parts.
Initially, I think I can get the Emtron ES-1A switch to do what I want (I picked this up as part of a trade a couple months back).
Not designed exactly for what I want, but I think I can just use the A/B antenna function of the box, then take the box output to my antenna input for that band on my autoswitch.
Another good option mentioned is the Array Solutions Two-Pak, specifically designed for that type of switching,.
OK, thanks to all for the suggestions and responses!
73 Darrell AB2E
From: AB2E Darrell
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:22 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com <CQ-Contest at Contesting.COM>
Subject: suggestions for a A/B antenna switch
I'm wondering what's out there in the way of an A/B switch powered in the shack (Top Ten made an A/B switch like this but it's now out of production).
My plans include having a 2nd tower with a large tribander and maybe shorty-40 pointed south that could be easily switched via an A/B switch (for speed and less rotor movement). I would be using some SO2R switching for a pair of rigs and amps so the A/B would go between the 2 antennas and the main autoswitch for that band. Control from the desk for the A/B would be important.
Any ideas appreciated. If you homebrewed something, what switch are you using (must be 1500W rated).
73 Darrell AB2E
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