[AMRadio] Antenna disconnects

Nick England navy.radio at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 12:35:41 EST 2015

...and you are just as likely to get an arc from the contacts to the relay
coil and AC wiring too.

Spark gaps and a long stick to throw the knife switch handle?

Nick England K4NYW

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 12:08 PM, CL in NC via AMRadio <
amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:

> I have used a large knife switch for years at the ladder line exit point
> on the house  to disconnect the line and ground it.  I am having to re
> route everything and now my knife switch if used, would not be easily
> accessible unless I leave a ladder against the house.  Anybody use the
> large air conditioner type contactors, or larger open frame relays for
> this?  Due to contact proximities, will it just flash over anyway, so
> forget it? My only other option is to disconnect the ladder line in the
> shack but that would leave the potential for flashing over inside the house.
> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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