[TowerTalk] Remote head

Don Havlicek n8de at thepoint.net
Sun Nov 6 09:04:24 EST 2005

Sounds like the Drake remote switch.
Not sure of the model number/designation nor where you could find a 
manual, but Drake made a few of those before they went belly-up.

You wrote:'
One of the things I picked up at a recent hamfest is the remote head
 > for a rotary antenna switch. The switch is nearly 6" square, although
 > one side is only 4". It has 6 SO-239 connectors and a terminal strip
 > with 8 terminals.
 > Opening it up, it has a conventional ceramic wafer switch switching
 > the SO-239s, an additional phenolic wafer that attaches back to the
 > terminal strip. The rotary switch is driven by what looks like a
 > phonograph or clock motor through a geared reduction.
 > I'm guessing this unit takes 25-30 vac to run the motor, which then
 > stops when the correct detent is chosen. As I don't have the control
 > head, I'd appreciate any information on this type of switch. I figure
 > I can build a control box pretty easily with the right info.
 > Thanks.
 > Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net

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