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How do you switch all those radios you run

nfsus

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May 9, 2011
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What kind of switches do you guys run between all the radios and antennas? Or do you even run switches? yes, no, why, why not
 
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I have amplifier with 2 inputs and 4(5) outputs. Switching automatically.
Than I have a few Daiwa's CS-201A and 2 MFJ 1704.
TRX have 3xin and 2x out.
 
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I have an Elecraft Kat500 tuner that has 3 antenna ports. I have a multiband wire antenna, 10m beam (soon to be replaced by a tri-band 3 element Mosely antenna), and a dummy load hooked to the tuner.

I use an Alpha Delta 2 port switch for my 2 Kenwood radios and feed that into my HF amp. This lets both radio's use the same amp.

The RF out from the amp then goes to an Alpha delta 4 port switch. The other 3 ports on the Alpha delta switch are for my President HR2600 and a Galaxy CB radio.

The common out from the 4 port switch feeds my external SWR/power meter before going into the tuner.

This setup lets each radio utilize the SWR meter, tuner, 2 antennas, and dummy load connected to the Elecraft tuner.

The tuner has remote computer control software so I can fully setup the tuner for complete tuning control, auto band select for each antenna, and more!
 
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A couple of Alpha Delta 4 port switches and and old B&W 6 port switch. Along with swapping patch cables for the rest.
 
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I use an automatic radio switch Im designing. Right now till I get more parts in its 3 radios x 1 antenna.
 
I had a 2 port coax switch. I ended up taking it out. I use the old fashion way too. Unscrew the coax. Only running 2 outside antennas at the moment. one was taken up by my antique scanner, Realistic Pro-2001. I like the pretty red lights. I end up swapping radios for which ever radio I think about running the day. I keep a SSB radio mounted as a base.
 
I had a 2 port coax switch. I ended up taking it out. I use the old fashion way too. Unscrew the coax. Only running 2 outside antennas at the moment. one was taken up by my antique scanner, Realistic Pro-2001. I like the pretty red lights. I end up swapping radios for which ever radio I think about running the day. I keep a SSB radio mounted as a base.
Old fashion way never fails either
 
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