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Re: AM antenna switch for 5kW ?
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Subject: Re: AM antenna switch for 5kW ?
From: RADIO DOCTOR <lylehenry@fastmail.fm>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 20:10:39 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Cc: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
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I suspected as much, but was a bit worried that the standard for switching might have gotten overly neat and unnecessarily pretty. 40+ years ago, my little AM stations just had knife switches on the wall. Thank you, Rob.

On Fri, 11 May 2018, W2xj wrote:


Contactors are the norm for AM. They are usually 4 port. Kintronics is one source

And Jennings for vacuum contactors

As for the rest, contact me off list. I’ll be honored to help.
Sent from my iPhone

On May 11, 2018, at 20:20, RADIO DOCTOR <lylehenry@fastmail.fm> wrote:

What remote control switches are being used for AM nowadays? Shielded for coax or open relay(s) on a panel/board? Controllers? Automatic?

4 Port would be nice so dummy load would be connected to the
  transmitter that's not on the air.

The transmission line is a 1/2" late 1980's version of the current 1/2" CableWave (RFS) LCF12-50J.

What's best for jumpers? Should I bother with connectors or just wire it up? Transmitter will probably be 7/8" EIA output, but DIN connectors might be nice for hooking everything together. Is there a 7/8" EIA to appropriate size DIN adapter. I've never used DIN connectors anywhere.

Being an FM Guy, I've rarely dealt with real AM. Always tried to keep AM at least 50 dB down :)

Thanks mucho for your comments and suggestions.  ...Lyle

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