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Author Topic: Remote Antenna Switch  (Read 4435 times)
KK4DKK
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« on: December 20, 2012, 06:45:33 PM »

Taking the desktop Alpha Delta 4 outside.

My plan is to put it in a painted box on the roof where the feed points will be shortest.

The signal and power will come from a cat6 cable. It will link a switch in the shack to an ATmega328 microcontroller in the box.

Here is the servo getting fitted up on the cheap and easy:





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KQ6Q
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 08:29:45 PM »

Ameritron makes a dandy product that does that with no micorcontroller -
the RCS8V switches 5 antennas. I'm using Cat3 indoor/outdoor cable to link
the desktop box to the roof mount. Check the specs online.....
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KE3WD
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 07:51:54 AM »

Seems a long path to take in order to get the functional equivalent of relays in a box...


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AC2EU
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:05:10 PM »

Here was my solution:

http://qsysociety.org/qsywp/2012/02/homebrew-remote-antenna-switch/
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KK4DKK
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 01:59:03 PM »

I like the other solutions, but I was just working with what I had.. all components were found in the woodshop and electronics bin.
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