sainsmart or denkovi relay for band decoder

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Ed N5DG

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Hello Ed,

Here is a link that may answer your question:  https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/how-to-setup-sainsmart-devorik-relay-board-usb-bit-...

Not sure what your question was though?

Good luck, Dennis, k0eoo
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Dennis , I found the Devorik Relay board , so do I need a standard A /B usb cable or what cable do I need from the 6600 to the Devorik ? can you send a link for the cable ?

Thanks Ed N5DG
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I forgot to mention , My goal is to switch my antenna relays at the tower.

Thanks Ed N5DG 
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Another question , does it make any difference what relay board I buy ? sainsmart or denkovi  ? My relays at the tower are now wired all with common ground and I switch the +12 V to each relay 

Thanks again , Ed N5DG
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Hello Ed,

Any USB type A/B will work, here is a link to a 5' one but get the length you need:

https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Printer-Scanner-Brother-Lexmark/dp/B00P0FO1P0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&...

I use the SainSmart board but the Denkovi is the original so maybe better.  With your hookup switching +12v should work great.  Either board will work.  Good luck,

Dennis, k0eoo
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Dennis tnx, I have the Sainsmart USB on the way and have the USB cable , waiting on the Flex 6600 to arrive .

Tnx Ed N5DG
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Sainsmart working for me on DDUtil.
I tried a second unit on the 6600 just to see and it also works fine there as well.

I am curious though what kind of relays you use at the antenna outdoors, enclosed? Ever had the contacts partially make?
Originally I had my SixPak on the tower, every few months I had to throw on my climbing belt up 10 feet to burnish those open relays. Finally brought the SixPak relay box indoors just inside the basement up in the floor joists and have never needed to touch it since in the climate controlled house.
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Clay, I've heard that about the Sixpak.  I have had the DX Engineering 1:8 5KW sealed relays down at the base of the tower for 10 years with NO issues.
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I too use closed relays at the base of the tower and enclosed in a big box store gray enclosure