Antenna Switch without PC

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Hi, i'm IZ2FOS and in next weeks i will buy my first Flexradio (6400) but i have some question, the first is: i need to switch my antennas (connected at my six-pak) without turn-on my pc in the remote site how is posible, i can use some software installed in my notebook but my pc in remote site must be turned off. i hope that you have understand me. many thanks.
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Lorenzo Mendini

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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Can you give details (make/model) of your six pack, so I can check to see if it has band data input capability or ready. If so, this will be easy. I recently posted an article on the Antenna Genius that addresses this.
Antenna Genuis Band Changing Tutorial LAN/BCD/Pin to Port

It is now in the HelpDesk to assist those on this topic

Even though the tutorial is for the Antenna Genius, if you have band data ready on your six pack then you can apply the BDC control portion of the article that uses the USB to parallel adapter, set it up and connect it to the appropriate band data input for the six-pack.
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Lorenzo Mendini

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i have the 6x2 of array solutions, now i use the station master of microham for "radio A" and the manual switch for radio B (this one i want connect with the flex) many thanks

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I use a "control by WEB" relay board to control my external Antenna relay Switch. 
I can use a computer, Iphone/IPAD, and or my Android device to control my antenna's remotely.
Nice thing about these WEB Relay controller is that it also has scripting and Email alerts. 
So you can build a script to turn off all un-used ports by turning the port desired, or turn off ALL ports. 

It also has single wire Sensors to read the outside temp and a Battery voltage readout, and several inputs for building alarms or what ever.

The board does not switch the ANTENNA connectors but rather switch's the COAX relays you connect to the Coax connectors on a 6X2 or other Antenna switch's. 

73's
Bret
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