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Author Topic: Coax Swtches  (Read 2614 times)
N8EUI
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« on: March 24, 2010, 08:17:27 PM »

I recently added to my station two additional transceivers. I now have a total of three rigs plus my dummy load. Because of this, I recently purchased two Delta-4 coax switches to patch them altogether to my Butternut vertical. My question is how do I do this? Common sense would be to designate one switch for my rigs and the other for my vertical and dummy load, connecting both switches with a coax jumper to both “COM” connections. Is this correct or am I missing something?

Thank you for your assistance,
Tom, N8EUI
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KQ6Q
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 08:37:33 PM »

You've got the right idea. you could even connect the switches back to back with an PL259 Double-male adapter. Also, you may want to screw both switches down to a wooden panel - mine is a panel on a wood-panel wall, but you want to keep everything aligned, and coax, particulalry the heavier variety, will want to walk things around.
I've got 3 2-way switches (2 of them center-off) and a 6-way for HF antennas. Use right-angle adapters where appropriate at switches or rigs to minimize bends in coax.

Fred, KQ6Q
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 07:04:40 PM »

Thank you for the useful reply.
Tom, N8EUI
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