I have a question regarding the lightning/surge protection offered in some of the commercial remote antenna switches. Ameritron uses gas-discharge tubes in some models of its remote antenna switches, whereas Array Solutions uses MOVs in all models of its RATPak switches.
Is one design, specifically as to the device used, superior?
Any comments on this would be sincerely appreciated.
MOV's do not function in RF systems. They only work properly in low voltaage control lines.
I think you will find the switch using only MOV's has nothing on the RF lines, or at least I HOPE that is what you find.