[AMRadio] DX-60 T/R Relay?

Greg Mijal bluebirdtele at embarqmail.com
Mon May 12 16:40:00 EDT 2008

Hi Bob:
I've heard about this one before with the DX 60.  Flamed out wafer switches
are hard to replace with an identical one.
You could wire in a low current  AC  relay that would switch the higher
current T/R relay.  If all you have in the dinky relay junk box is a dc
relay for 12 or 24 volts you coulde whip up a small power supply on perf
board or build it on a terminal strip.
Good luck!
Kinston NC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
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Subject: [AMRadio] DX-60 T/R Relay?

Some time back I was advised not to use the 110VAC on the mode switch to
activate a T/R relay.

How should one do it? I could make an adapter that used the switched 110VAC
at low current through an optical isolator to activate the relay. Would that
be better than using the mode switch directly?

Replacing the switch is not a desirable thing to have to do.

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
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