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More than one antenna per band using BIT cables

RiaRia Member ✭✭
edited December 2019 in New Ideas
Based on this:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/remote-antenna-switch?utm_source=notification&u...

It would be nice to enable user selection of Bit lines via dropdown or on the Maestro instead of tying them to a band or frequency range.

I'm thinking that the antenna selection could be configured as ANT1-A, ANT1-B, C, D etc and each one could trigger a different Bit line or could send a command to an ethernet or serial connected switch. This way one can have more than one antenna selectable per band via an external antenna switch. 
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  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Sounds like a good idea to me.  Perhaps FRS will put this idea in their que.
  • Simon LambertSimon Lambert Member
    edited April 2017
    Good Idea Miss Ria!!!
  • NX6D DaveNX6D Dave Member
    edited December 2019
    Yes.  I would like to see the BIT cable feature exposed in the interface so that I can override the automatic selection (which I use, most of the time) and manually select an antenna.

    If I were writing the software, I would give serious consideration to extending this to the BCD interface as well.  Provide a manual override that allows the user to select a "band" that would appear on a BCD cable and drive an antenna switch.  

    Best of both worlds.  Thanks Ria.
  • Jason NR0XJason NR0X Member
    edited April 2017
    Yes, yes, and more yes!

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