[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 K3SZH and KLM Relay

John Kopala jkopala at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 18:17:59 PDT 2008


The relay is available from Newark electronics, but since they seem to be 
the only supplier, they price it up there just under an ounce of gold.  I 
recently bought 3 to rebuild my antennas and one for a friend of mine.  The 
first one was $30.  After I bought the first one, they raised the price to 
$45 for the next 2.

Just checked, it's still available, $52.93 for one, plus and applicable tax 
and shipping.  It's the exact replacement.  Unsolder the old one, drop in 
the new one, and solder the pins.  While you are at it, probably a good idea 
to recoat the board with fiberglass resin before you replace the relay. 
It's pricy, but it's a lot simpler and faster than trying to jerry-rig 
something with else.

Newark Part Number 67F5643
Mfgr Part No: 1365PC-2C-12D
12 volt relay
Hmmm...  Their catalog page, 1509, shows $46.28.


> Message: 16
> Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:52:26 -0400
> From: Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FO-29  k3SZH
> To: amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org
> Message-ID: <48E6077A.3469.7437F4 at lucleblanc6.videotron.ca>
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> On a different subject i have the same VHF antenna here "KLM 2M-14C" and 
> the polarisation relay became open did you ever have to replace it
> on your antenna? Seems to be not an easy task!. And finding a suitable 
> relay even more difficult.
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
> Skype VE2DWE
> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe

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