[AMRadio] Antenna disconnects

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 12:38:36 EST 2015

Use a set of banana plugs and jacks outside.   When you want to
disconnect simply pull the line out of the jacks away from the house.
I've been doing it this way for years.  Look for decent plugs and
jacks at hamfests.


On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:08 AM, 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.

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