[amsat-bb] Re: Please help me design a polarity switcher...

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Wed Nov 4 05:54:37 PST 2009

For VHF/UHF you need proper good quality co-ax relays.
They're not cheap and those available surplus are often 28/48/110V coils.

Elan Portnoy wrote:
> I have both vertical and horizontal elements of my 70cm yagi coming into the shack via separate runs of LM400. They meet in a box with bits of coax for matching and phasing before going to the radio. 
> I would like to add a relay to make polarity changes quick and easy. Do I need to use a specific type of relay or will a garden variety DPDT from Radio Shack be sufficient?
> Thanks,
> Elan WB2IOL
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