Drake RCS4 Remote Coax Antenna Switch WiFi Controlled

This post is about how to remote control a amateur ham radio Drake RCS4 Remote Coax Antenna Switch used by the CS7 and C4 Station Console with a ESP8266-12 WiFi 8 Channel Relay Module.

This is a project in progress...

LinkSprite LinkNode R4 ESP-12f ESP8266 WiFi Relay Controller
Drake Remote Coax Antenna Switch used by the RCS4, CS7 and C4 Station Console

The ESP8266-12 WiFi 8 Channel Relay Module

LinkSprite LinkNode R4 ESP-12f ESP8266 WiFi Relay Controller

The Drake RCS4 Remote Coax Switch User Manual

LinkSprite LinkNode R4 ESP-12f ESP8266 WiFi Relay Controller
Reference how the Drake Remote Coax Antenna Switch works

Programming

To program the ESP8266-12F will use the Arduino IDE 1.8.10 for Windows with ESP8266 Add-on installed.

Libraries
  1. EEPROM.h
  2. ESP8266WiFi.h 1.0.0
  3. WebSocketsServer.h
  4. index.h

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The Programmer Arduino as ISP

You can use a Arduino UNO or Nano Mini to program the ESP8266-12 WiFi 8 Channel Relay Module.

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USB Programmer

This module is a USB programmer for ESP8266 modules of type ESP-01 will use this to program the ESP8266-12F on the LinkSprite R4 Relay board.

LinkSprite LinkNode R4 ESP-12f ESP8266 WiFi Relay Controller

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How to program the 8 Channel Relay Module

Programming Port: ESP8266's GND, RX, TX, and 5V are respectively connected to the GND, TX, RX, and 5V of the external TTL serial port module. IO0 must be connected to GND when downloading. After the download is complete, disconnect the connection between IO0 and GND.

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Relay Assignment

  • ANT-1 = GPIO16 Relay 1
  • ANT-2 = GPIO14 Relay 2
  • ANT-3 = GPIO12 Relay 3
  • ANT-4 = GPIO13 Relay 4
  • ANT-5 = GPIO15 Relay 5
  • ANT-6 = GPIO00 Relay 6
  • ANT-7 = GPIO04 Relay 7
  • ANT-8 = GPIO05 Relay 8

Schematic

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Prototype

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Web Browser User Interface

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Arduino IDE .hex File


Comming Soon...

Conclusion

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Links

  1. Drake RCS4 Remote Coax Switch User Manual
  2. Drake CS7 Coax Switch User Manual
  3. Drake C4 Station Console User Manual
  4. WIFI 8-Channel Relay Module ESP8266 Development Board DC 7-28V / 5V Voltage Monitoring Relays for Wireless Control
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