When used with the DTS-6R remote, the DTS-6 can sense when your rig is turned off, and automatically ground all antenna inputs! You simply run a line from a DC-out port on your rig (most modern rigs have at least one) to the DTS-6 and set it to Radio Sense mode with a simple button-press. From then on you're protected; when you turn your rig off everything is automatically grounded. When you power back up, the DTS-6 automatically resets to the antenna you were last using.
Like the DTS-4, you can also control the DTS-6 from your PC! Instead of the DTS-6R remote, you can connect the DTS-6 to your PC via a level converter, and control all switch functions from your PC. This makes the DTS-6 ideal for use with computer-controlled rigs, or the new "software defined" radios. What's more, the control protocol is open and quite simple, and is completely documented in the manual.
You can make a level converter and easily write your own control program using Visual Basic, C++ or practically any programming language on any computer that supports serial I/O; you Mac and Linux programmers should have no trouble at all. The DTS-6 handles up to 1500 watts PEP (250 watts on 6 meters) of RF power, and can be used with any coax- fed antenna. The Radio Sense feature needs at least 2 volts from your rig, at negligible current.
The DTS-6 features standard SO-239 connectors, and requires an external 12 vdc power supply at 500 ma. If the external power supply fails, all inputs are automatically grounded, so it's fail-safe. Switching is done by rugged, sealed industrial relays. Six position coaxial antenna switch. Safety features prevent "hot switching".
Radio sense (when used with remote) allows auto- off control to ground all positions. Frequency range: 1.8 - 54 MHz.
Power requirements: 11 - 15 volts DC at 100 mA maximum. Idle current (all grounded): 10 mA.Switch Size: 9.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 2" high. Remote Size: 6" wide x 3" deep x 2" high. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "hamsupply" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.