[TowerTalk] Mounting a Remote Antenna Switch?

Eric Rosenberg w3dq at arrl.net
Thu Dec 6 15:11:51 EST 2007

I have an Ameritron RCS-8V I'd like to mount, along with lightning arrestors, inside a weatherproof box that will go on the exterior wall of my house (I don't have a tower, but do have a number of wire antennas). 

My questions: 

1.  Can I mount the RCS-8V with the relays facing out and not down, as one would if it was mounted on a tower or mast?

2.  Can I use CAT5 cable for the control line? It is 4 pairs of small gauge cable, and the switch wants 5 conductors. 


Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC 

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