RCS-10
 

 

 

Ameritron's Remote Coax Switch lets you remotely switch up to eight HF antennas -- so you can replace 8 coax feedlines with a single coax. Eliminate a tangle of troublesome coax and have a simple and near installation -- with just a single coax feedline!

The RCS-10 consists of two units -- the weatherproof switching box that mounts on your tower or mast and the control unit that's placed at your operating station.

Outdoor Unit Features

  • Inexpensive and simple wiring: selects up to eight antennas using one four conductor telephone type control line
  • High Power Capability: The RCS-10 relay box will handle over 5 kW into matched loads below 30 MHz
  • Long Relay Life: UL/CSA/VDE approved sealed relays with 16 ampere switching current rating. Tested to withstand 1200V.
  • Flexible Mounting: The RCS-10 hardware accepts mast sizes from 1 inch to 2 1/4 inches
  • Compact: Approximately 5 1/4 W x 6 7/8 D x 3 H inches and weighs just 3 lbs.
  • Reliable Connectors: Teflon UHF-style SO-239 females, internal barrier strip for control lines
  • Low Voltage: Requires 10-15 Volts at less than 300 mA.
  • Wide Frequency Range: Covers DC-100 MHz with low SWR, loss, and good isolation
  • Highly Weather Resistant: Sealed relays, stainless hardware, and U-V resistant cover

Control Box Features

  • Power Requirements: The RCS-10 operates from a 12 Vdc power source (120 VAC Adapter included). Uses any 4 conductor control line (not supplied)
  • Easy-To-Read Antenna Indicators Eight wide-spaced LED's indicate the selected antenna
  • Wide Profile 6 1/4 W x 4 5/8 D x 3 1/4 H inches helps prevent unwanted movement when turning selector switch
  • Flexible Interface Accepts and outputs one-of-eight control signals, and outputs three-line BCD data