[TowerTalk] US Tower Remote Control?

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Wed Jun 13 17:29:15 PDT 2012

I have an HDX-5106, a superset of the HDX-589.  I recommend
you simply make a 3 wire extension for the up/down switch.
The 3 wire extension should be only long enough to allow the user
to stand clear of the tower and antenna while raising,
as a safety measure.  I don't recommend remoting the tower
to some distant control point and letting the tower go up and down
unsupervised.  Too many things to go wrong.

If you prefer, you can put relays across the up/down switch
to allow that extension to have low voltage on it for the relay

I have the "official" UST control box, which I have never hooked

Rick N6RK

On 6/13/2012 2:27 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
> I want to add a remote raising/lowering control to my US Tower HDX-589
> motorized crank-up.  I have heard that someone out there has designed a
> system that might be simpler/cheaper than the RMC-1000 that's offered by US
> Tower.  Any suggestions?
> 73,
> Streve
> N6SJ
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