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Antenna Switch Schematic








Construction Notes

This 6 way to 2 way antenna switch is a very simple project that can be completed in a weekend without much trouble. The parts list below is meant as a guideline. The parts list is simply a list of what I used and the sources. I encourage you to search for better sources and prices. Who knows, you may already have quite a few of the parts available on hand. The project can be built on a piece of plywood instead of the aluminum plate I used. For that matter, with a suitable enclosure it could be mounted outdoors (the switches are not weatherproof or waterproof). Nothing is critical in the construction so it can be built to suit your needs. The next step in the evolution of this project is to replace the two way switch with another 6 way switch so I can add more antennas or a suitable dummy load to any of my rigs. The most important thing is to learn something and have fun building this very useful switch. Drop me a line if you find this project helpful or have any questions.





Antenna Switch Parts list


Top Ten Devices Six Way Antenna Relay Box Top Ten Devices Six-Way Relay Image $125.00
Top Ten Devices A/B Station Selector Top Ten Devices Station Selector Image $77.00
DX Engineering 8 Conductor Rotor Cable 12' DX Engineering Rotor Cable Image $5.76
Single Pole Six Throw Rotary Switch 22newcentury 1 Pole 6 Throw Image $5.01
Single Pole Two Throw Toggle Switch Mouser Electronics 1 Pole 2 Throw Image $10.30
Jumper Cable 1 foot LMR240 with PL259 MPD Digital LMR240 Cable Image $8.90
Insulated Cable Clamp 0.437" Diameter (Quantity 2) Digikey Cable Clamp Image $1.02
Turret Terminal (Quantity 2) Allied Electronics Turret Terminal Image $1.90
Number 6 Terminal Lug (Quantity 16) All Electronics Terminal Lug Image $3.50
Coax 12 Volt Power Cable All Electronics 12V PWR Cable Image $1.65
6 inch length of 4 inch Aluminum Angle Speedy Metals Aluminum Angle Image $4.30
12 inch by 18 inch 0.125 Aluminum Plate Speedy Metals Aluminum Plate Image $17.99





Project Downloads


Antenna Switch Schematic (AutoCad .DWG File) Click here to Download
Antenna Switch Schematic (Adobe .PDF File) Click here to Download
Antenna Switch Control Panel Artwork (AutoCad .DWG File) Click here to Download
Antenna Switch Control Panel Artwork (Adobe .PDF File) Click here to Download
Antenna Switch Control Panel Mechanical Drawing (AutoCad .DWG File) Click here to Download
Antenna Switch Control Panel Mechanical Drawing (Adobe .PDF File) Click here to Download
A/B Station Product Manual (Adobe .PDF File) Click here to Download
Six Way Antenna Relay Box (Adobe .PDF File) Click here to Download