This is a simple board that switches 4 antennas to a single transceiver. It features SO-239 coax connectors, relays with popular footprints and flyback diodes. Unused antennas are grounded. It can be driven by virtually any controller in the shack.
Some time ago I have built a WiFi thermometer with a NodeMCU and a 6Ah recycled nickel-cadmium battery. WiFi is probably the least power-efficient communication methods, but I was curious how long could a NodeMCU run from a big battery pack.
It took some time to get meaningful data…
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This is a two-in-one device. It can be set up to:
- switch 7 antenna relays from a PC over USB or using transceiver band output
- control an antenna rotator using buttons and LCD or from USB
This is one of my older projects. I designed it for a friend of mine when he became fed up with his Rot1prog controller going bonkers all the time. I wanted it to be something as simple as possible, but still doing its job, easy to use and easy to service.
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