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Author Topic: Remote antenna switch  (Read 785 times)
VE4BLB
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« on: July 22, 2011, 10:46:40 AM »

Does anyone make a two or three position coax switch that is mounted outside a building and switched from within the shack?
73 de me BLB
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 10:51:01 AM »

I assume you mean "switched electrcially".

First thing I think of for a "2 position coax switch" is a coaxial relay.  Lots of those around.

For 3 or more there are a number of choices from MFJ to Agilent depending on your performance requirements.


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W0FM
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 11:14:29 AM »

I have the Ameritron RCS-4.  I think this 4 port switch would serve your needs.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/switch/0536.html

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Terry, WØFM

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 11:23:10 AM »

I second the Ameritron switches. They have several different types and I have owned several of them over the years and none of them ever gave me any problems. I currently use the RCS-8V and it works great.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 04:24:56 AM »

I recently installed an Ameritron RCS-8V on the tower.

Wish I had done this years ago. One coax line into the shack for 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 Meter vertical. One open switch to be used and it will be used!

I have gone from numerous coax runs into the shack to 3 at the current time. Sure makes unhooking during storms a lot easier.  Wink

The RCS-8V covers up to 250 Mhz. So you can run a 2 meter antenna on it if need be.

You will need 8 wire control cable from the inside switch to the remote switch. I used CAT cable for that hookup.
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