IC-705 antenna switch from band data


Mark Kyle
 

Hi Richard

I have been looking at the CT-17-BT6 to see if I can get it switch relays per band using CI-V data.

I want to run my 705 remotely via some new Mac software that DL2YMR has released. When I am on a HF band I would like to have a HF antenna connected and when changing to VHF a specific VHF antenna connected via a relay and the same for UHF.

Do you have something that will do this easily...I see you are working on a router that may also be able to do this.
On each coax after the relay will probably be a linear amp so the switching relays dont need to be large they can be the small RF relays that are pcb mounted
Any ideas?

Regards

Mark Kyle


Ken N2VIP
 

As a follow-up to my previous note, since I missed that you wanted separate HF, VHF, and UHF antennas, you would need a single triplexer, like this:


To gave you automatic selection of an HF/6m line, a 2m line, and a 70cm line.

Ken, N2VIP

On Jan 18, 2022, at 08:16, Mark Kyle <kylecom@...> wrote:

´╗┐Hi Richard

I have been looking at the CT-17-BT6 to see if I can get it switch relays per band using CI-V data.

I want to run my 705 remotely via some new Mac software that DL2YMR has released. When I am on a HF band I would like to have a HF antenna connected and when changing to VHF a specific VHF antenna connected via a relay and the same for UHF.

Do you have something that will do this easily...I see you are working on a router that may also be able to do this.
On each coax after the relay will probably be a linear amp so the switching relays dont need to be large they can be the small RF relays that are pcb mounted
Any ideas?

Regards

Mark Kyle