G4NSJ – Antenna switch short wave listening radio receiver SWL


In this video, I show you my antenna switch which is used to connect one aerial to several receivers.

The finished switch box. I just need to label the six switch positions.

Aerial switching box

Which type of wire?

I’m often asked which type of wire to use for an end-fed or dipole antenna. I know that some Aerial wirepeople use flex weave or whatever it’s called. But I use ordinary hook up wire, as shown here.  It’s fine for a few years, and it’s relatively cheap. There are colours other than yellow! Blue is good for Australia as the sky is blue. Grey is good for Britain as the sky is grey.