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Review Summary For : Array Solutions TwoPak HF and VHF Antenna Switch
Reviews: 4MSRP: 135
Coaxial Antenna Switch that can handle the power at 5kW continuous 1 to 150 MHz. VSWR under 1.05 all the way to 150 MHz where it is 1.1. Two antennas to single feedline. Use it as a building block for complex switching.
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NY8T Rating: 2016-03-26
Excellent Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I own 2 of these TwoPak HF Switches and have personally seen one of them handle a 5KW carrier into a dummy load. These do what they say, I also use one for switching two radios, of course this is over kill but the convenience of desk mounted toggle switches compared to the actual manual switches with coax attached to them at the desk is very convenient, kind of like my LP-100a and the RF sensors they use.
K2MK Rating: 2012-11-06
Works great. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I recently added a 6 meter antenna on a 20 foot mast and wanted to share coax duties with my nearby HF vertical antenna. The TwoPak Plus provided a simple way to switch between the two antennas without having to run a separate power line for the relay. Power is sent over the coax to operate the remote relay. It doesn't get much simpler than that. It's not cheap but the cost is somewhat offset by the savings in coax cost. The build quality is excellent.
W0FK Rating: 2010-05-20
Another Great Tool from Array Solutions Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I ordered the TwoPak Plus last Fall to remotely switch between the vertical I use for 80, 40 and 30M and a new 160M L. The TwoPak Plus works exactly as advertised, and has held up well over the Winter and a rainy Spring. With the internal Bias-T unit, no control wires are needed. The relay voltage goes through the coax. The tradeoff is that the power handling drops to 2KW from 5KW with the control-line required version.

I only have two minor gripes, neither of which seriously affect my overall excellent rating of this product. The control switch, which is a toggle mounted on a small U-shaped aluminum frame with the control wires running to it, is pretty crude looking. In addition, the labels and scematic on the TwoPak itself were hand drawn with a permanent marker. For the cost of this unit, having something that looks better than one of my slapped together homebrew projects would be nice.
KK5O Rating: 2009-11-04
very very good Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
this is a great device that you cant find just anywhere. it can be used for many different apps, i use mine to switch between 2 amps off of one rig to one antenna. you can use it to switch between 2 antennas or just whatever you can dream up . i ordered another for i different tower.
the vhf one can be used if you have fm and ssb in the same rig and use 2 different antennas, just flip a switch and you wont have to get back there and hook up that other antenna. i know you could a cheap manual one but have you ever used a dummy load and checked the impedence and or reactance you get off of some of those??