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Rotatable Min1-Dipole
Model MFJ-1775
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CAUTION: Read All Instructions Before Operating Equipment
MFJ ENTERPRISES, INC.
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759 USA
Tel: 662-323-5869 Fax: 662-323-6551
VERSION 1A COPYRIGHT ( 2006 MFJ ENTERPRISES, INC.
DISCLAIMER
Information in this manual is designed for user purposes only and is not intended to
supersede information contained in customer regulations, technical manuals/documents,
positional handbooks, or other official publications. The copy of this manual provided to
the customer will not be updated to retlect current data.
Customers using this manual should report errors or omissions, recommendations for
improvements, or other comments to MFJ Enterprises, 300 Industrial Park Road.
Starkville, MS 39759. Phone: (662) 323-5869; FAX: (662) 323-6551. Business hours:
M-F 8-4:30 CST.
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MFJ-1775 PARTS LIST
Part Description
Balun
6-32 x 3/8” screw
4-20 x 1-3/4 bolt
6-32 kep nut
10-32 hex nut
/4-20 hex nut
#10 lock washer
va split lock washer
Hose clamp (#16)
16” Threaded Rod (2M stub)
35” Threaded Rod (6M stub)
640 U-bolt Set
1/8" Plastic Spoke Caps
Aluminum “LL” Stabilizer Bracket
Fiberglass Stabilizer Insulator
Aluminum Stub Channel Bracket
| x 12” Fiberglass Rod
1-1/8 x 60” AL Tube
307 LONG Spokes
26” MEDIUM Spokes
127 SHORT Spokes
Loading Coil Assembly
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7145-31165
7158-8252
758-8253
758-9200
765-1002
805-1796-7
807-1796-6
808-1796-5
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810-1796-3C
810-1796-5C
810-1796-6C
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Instruction Manual
As you unpack your antenna you should find the parts in the following list.
For installation, you will need some items not supplied with the antenna installation kit:
A 6'-8' rigid mast or other mounting pipe between 1" and 1.5" outside diameter. (suitable materials
include TV mast sections, galvanized iron pipe. or heavy duty rigid conduit.)
Quality low-loss 50-Ohm coax with a PL-2359 from antenna to transmitter.
An Antenna Analyzer (MFJ-259B or similar), or SWR meter and transceiver
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MFJ-1775 6-Band Rotatable Mini-Dipole
Introduction
The MFJ-1775 is a mini 14-foot rotatable dipole that is almost invisible from across the street. With its
tiny 7-foot turning radius, it fits on the smallest roof and is perfect for town houses, apartments and
condos. If necessary, it can even be mounted inside an attic!
The MEJ-1775 15 inconspicuous and low profile -- not much bigger than a 1V antenna, and can easily be
turned by a lightweight TV rotator such as the Hy-Gain AR-35.
And this antenna is no wimp! Its bi-directional pattern can help reduce QRM/noise while maximizing
your signal in the directions that you want -- so you can work some real DX. You can operate 6 bands --
40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters -- and run up to a full 1500 Watts SSB on all HF bands.
The MFJ-1775 features automatic band switching, and uses highly efficient end-loading with its entire
length always radiating. With 6 and 2 Meters thrown-in, you have ham radio’s most versatile rotatable
dipole!
Each HF band uses separate, efficient end-loading coils wound on fiberglass forms with Teflon “ wire,
and capacitance hats (no lossy traps). 6 and 2 meters are full-length half-wave dipoles.
The MFJ-1775 1s built-to-last — using an incredibly strong, solid fiberglass rod center insulator and 6063
T-6 aircraft strength aluminum tubing for the radiator. And it assembles in an afternoon.
WARNING: Improper installation and assembly can be hazardous! Read these instructions
thoroughly before attempting to assemble, install or operate this product! High power transmitting
devices produce voltages that can cause severe burns or other injuries.
SPECIFICATIONS
The small size of the MFJ-1775 is accomplished by adding separate loading coils and capacitance hats at
each end of the antenna for the HF bands. The efficient end-loading coils are wound on fiberglass forms.
The six and two meter amateur bands are covered with the addition of four quarter-wave decoupling
stubs.
Electrical Specifications
Power
Band CW SSB 2:1 SWR BW
40m 1500 1500 40 KHZ
20m 1500 1500 60 KHZ
15m 1500 1500 400 KHZ
10m 1500 1500 1.2 MHZ
6m 300 750 600 KHZ
2m 200 300 4.0 MHZ
Mechanical Specifications
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Mast Size: 1- to 1-1/2” diameter
Overall Length: 14 feet
Turning Radius: 7 feet
Weight: 15 pounds
Wind Load: 2 square feet
CHOOSING A LOCATION FOR THE ANTENNA
For best performance on receiving and transmitting, mount the antenna in a clear location above or away
from buildings, towers, feedlines, utility wires, and other antennas. While your own ingenuity and
particular circumstances will determine the final mounting method, we'll pass along a few ideas for both
permanent installation and portable operation.
e Never mount this antenna in a location that will permit unsuspecting people to come in contact with
the loading spokes or any other part of the antenna.
e Never mount this antenna where a mechanical failure might allow the antenna to contact power lines
or other utility wires.
e Always ground the feedline at the point where it enters a building to a good earth ground for
lightning protection.
WARNING: Always mount this antenna so that it is out of the reach of adults and children.
The capacitance elements can cause injury and/or severe RF burns.
Permanent Installation
The ideal installation is a rigid pole or roof mount that puts the antenna completely in the clear. If the
ideal installation is not possible, choose the best compromise. TV mast, heavy-duty rigid electrical
conduit, and steel water pipes are suitable mast materials. This antenna will mount on masts between |
and 1-1/2" OD. The use of soft or thin wall masts 1s not recommended
Portable Operation
The MFJ-1775 may be disassembled as necessary for transporting to a temporary location. Ideally, just
remove the two HF loading coil assemblies leaving the two main elements and 2- & 6-meter stub
assemblies intact. Some retuning may be required after moving the antenna.
Even for temporary or portable operation. do not be casual about selecting a suitable mast. If the antenna
falls, it will be damaged and may cause serious injury. Whatever type of installation you choose,
remember that the antenna should be installed where it can never be contacted by people or animals or
come in contact with power lines.
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TOOLS AND TIME REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
The estimated assembly time 1s two hours. Antenna assembly requires the following hand tools:
#2 Phillips screwdriver
e 5/16" nut driver for #6 nuts and hose clamps.
e Small (47-6) adjustable wrench OR
o 3/8" wrench for 6 and 2 meter stub nuts
o Two 7/16" open-end wrenches (or wrench and nut driver) for U-bolts and
center insulator bolts.
e Heavy wire cutters for trimming capacitance spokes
e Pliers for holding the spoke ends as they are trimmed
e Safety glasses.
You also need two stable supports at least 30" tall (saw horses, trash cans, etc) during assembly, and a
short (6-8') temporary mast (1 to 1-1/2" OD) for temporary mounting during tuning.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
WARNING! You can be killed if the antenna, feedline, or the equipment used to install the
antenna accidentally contacts any utility lines. Never install an antenna near power lines!
1. Be careful while climbing and carrying the antenna. It 1s heavy enough to cause you to lose your
balance if it is handled too casually or if the capacitance spokes are snagged on a gutter, ladder, tree
limbs. etc.
2. Mount the antenna high enough so that it is out of reach. The ends of the capacitance spokes can
cause eye injury, serious RF burns or both.
3. Make sure that the mast 1s sturdy enough to support the 15 pound weight and the wind loading of
approximately 2 square feet.
ASSEMBLY and INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Refer to the figures in this manual during assembly. Assembly consists of putting together the
balun/center insulator assembly, then connecting the aluminum radiating elements to the balun/center
insulator assembly. Next the 6- and 2-meter stub elements are installed. Finally the loading coil
assemblies are assembled and installed on the aluminum radiating elements.
The 6- and 2-meter stubs are not required if you have no interest in operating on these bands. HF band
operation will not be affected if the 6- and 2-meter stubs are not present.
After the antenna 1s assembled and adjusted for resonant trequency and SWR, it can then be mounted on a
tower or rooftop and given final adjustments.
WARNING: Wear safety glasses whenever working with this antenna.
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Step-By-Step Procedure
|) Set up saw horses or other stable supports (plastic trash cans, chairs, folding tables, etc.) to support
the antenna during assembly.
2) Prepare a temporary 6-8” ground-level mounting mast for easy initial testing and adjustment.
3) Sort the antenna parts into groups of similar parts. Be sure all parts are available.
4) After examining the antenna parts, gather the following tools needed for assembly:
#2 Phillips screwdriver
5/16" nut driver for #6 nuts and hose clamps.
.
e Small (47-6) adjustable wrench OR
o 3/8" wrench for 6 and 2 meter stub nuts
o Two 7/16" open-end wrenches (or wrench and nut driver) for U-bolts and
center insulator bolts.
Heavy wire cutters for trimming capacitance spokes
Pliers for holding the spoke ends as they are trimmed
e Safety glasses.
5) Assemble the four small "L" brackets to the four long fiberglass insulators with 6-32 x 3/8" screws
(3 each) and the 6-32 kep nuts (3 each) as shown т Figure |.
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6) Bolt the balun loosely to the 1 x 12” fıberglass rod using the U-bolt set and 4-20 hardware. The
nuts will be tightened when the antenna is mounted on the mast. See Figure 2.
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Figure 2: Balun/Center Insulator Assembly — Top View
Note: When the balun 1s mounted as shown. the mast size 1s limited to 1-3/8" diameter maximum.
For a 1-1/2” diameter mast, you must mount the balun directly on the mast below the
fiberglass rod with the additional U-bolt set provided.
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7) Slide the 1-1/8 x 60” aluminum radiator tubes over the center insulator/balun assembly with the
slot on each aluminum tube on the topside of the fiberglass rod/balun assembly. Insert the “4-20
bolts through the aluminum tube/fiberglass assembly and through the balun lugs. Add the 74-20
split lock-washers and nuts and tighten securely. See Figure 3.
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8) Slide four hose clamps over each aluminum tube. Slide two hose clamps (one on each aluminum
radiator tube) up against the 4-20 hardware and clamp the four aluminum stub channel brackets
(two on each radiator) on opposite sides of the aluminum radiator tubes as shown in Figure 4.
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Figure 4: 6 and 2-meter stub assembly and mounting
9) Using eight hose clamps (four on each radiator). clamp the fiberglass insulators so as to support
the 16™ and 557 threaded rods. Position the insulators as shown in Figure 4.
10) Mount the four stubs by threading a 10-32 x 3/8" nut 1/2" near the end of the threads. Add a
second nut and lock-washer to sandwich the bracket between the two nuts, leaving no more than
va" of threaded rod exposed beyond the aluminum bracket. See Figure 4.
IMPORTANT: Use a 5/16” nut driver to tighten the capacitance spokes in place. Tighten
by hand only. A high torque electric screwdriver will shear the screws.
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11) Install the 6-32 screws in all rings of both loading coil assemblies, loosely holding them in place with
their associated nuts. Position the screws so the threaded ends of the screws are pointed outward
towards the two ends of each loading coil assembly as shown in Figure 5. .
NOTE: You can ease your tuning effort by pre-marking the outer ends of the spokes prior
to installation. You can do this by placing 17, 2”, and 3” marks on one end of each
spoke using a black permanent marker pen. Then subdivide these marked
sections into 4” segments using a red permanent marker pen.
NOTE: Install the spokes through the rings until they come in contact with the fiberglass
rod. This will give you about 1/4” of spoke available to slide back out should you
trim too much off a spoke during tuning.
12) Install four short spokes 1n the 20-meter rings of both loading coil assemblies. With a 5/16” nut
driver, tighten the nuts until the spokes are snug.
13) Install four short spokes in the 15-meter rings of both loading coil assemblies. With a 5/16” nut
driver, tighten the nuts until the spokes are snug.
14) Install four short spokes in the 10-eter rings of both loading coil assemblies. With a 5/16” nut driver,
tighten the nuts until the spokes are snug.
15) Install four medium (see note below) spokes in the 40 meter rings of both loading coil assemblies.
With a 5/16” nut driver, tighten the nuts until the spokes are snug.
Note: One or two of the 40 meter medium spokes on one loading coil only may need to be
replaced with long spokes, depending on the desired 40 meter operating frequency. See
the 40 meter tuning instructions below.
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spokes spokes spokes spokes
Loosen to slide
AL tube under
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under this tab Figure 5: Loading Coil Assembly
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16) Loosen the mounting screw indicated in Figure 5 so that the aluminum radiator can be slid under the
aluminum tab. Slide the aluminum radiator tube until it contacts the mounting screw that was just
loosened. Tighten the mounting screw. Do not over-tighten this screw or you may BREAK the
fiberglass form. Slide the last hose clamp over the tab and tighten the hose clamp to firmly attach
the loading assembly to the aluminum radiator.
17) Double check the tightness of all the hardware you installed and then mount the antenna on the short
temporary tuning mast 6-8 feet above the ground.
18) Tune the antenna as discussed 1n the next section.
19) Mount the antenna in the final location. Slight re-tuning may be necessary.
FREQUENCY AND SWR ADJUSTMENT
An SWR analyzer such as the MFJ-259B or equivalent is highly recommended when tuning the MFJ-
1775. While a transceiver and SWR meter can be used, an SWR analyzer will significantly decrease the
time and effort necessary to tune the antenna.
The MFJ-1775 covers wider frequency ranges on the higher bands, and narrower segments on the lower
frequency bands. The 40 meter band has the narrowest range of operation (approximately 40 KHz) and is
the most sensitive to adjustments.
The entire antenna must be accessible during initial coarse tuning and testing. Any repair or adjustment
to the antenna after it is installed on a tall support will make adjustments difficult and time consuming. It
is best to install the antenna on a short temporary mast or pipe that is located in a reasonably clear
location for tuning. The antenna should be mounted horizontally 6-8 feet above ground to make tests and
adjustments easy.
During tuning, feed the antenna with a reasonably short length of good quality 50 ohm coaxial cable to
ensure proper results. If using a transceiver and SWR meter, set the transceiver to the lowest power
possible when making measurements.
The normal resonant frequency of this antenna is at or just below the bottom of each amateur
band. This allows the user to "trim" a small amount off the capacitance spokes to raise the resonant
frequency. Conversely, adding a longer capacitance spoke will lower the resonant frequency of a loading
assembly. Spare spokes are included in case you need to lower the resonant frequency of the antenna.
CAUTION: Always start tuning on 40 meters and adjust each band progressively higher in
frequency. Adjustment of a lower frequency band will always have the most effect on the next higher
frequency band. The tendency of the interaction is that if you move one band higher ALL the other bands
move higher, but only very slightly. It is always best to "shoot for" the lowest end of the range you
intend to use and "trim in" by adjusting the outermost (40 meter) loading coil assemblies after the antenna
is in its final location.
NOTE: When vou tune the antenna at a height of 6-8 feet, vou will find that the resonant
40 meter frequency will shift up in frequency 30-50 kHz when the antenna is
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raised to the final height. However, when the plastic end caps are installed on the
ends of the spokes, the resonant frequency on all bands is lowered 30-50 kHz
Tuning the Antenna
|) Measure and record the frequency of lowest SWR for each band. The lowest SWR should be at or
below the bottom end of each HF band. The SWR should be below 2:1 at resonance on each band.
The following is a typical chart for initial measurements of a new antenna before tuning:
40M 1.7:1 at 6.99 MHz 10 M 1.7:1 at 27.97 MHz
20 M 1.2:1 at 15.9 MHz 6M 1.2:1 at 50 MHz
15 М 1.2:1 at 20.85 MHz 2M 2.0:1 at 146 MHz
If you are using a transceiver and SWR meter, the initial resonant frequency may be lower than you can
measure. If so, remove one spoke from each loading coil assembly to raise the resonant frequency.
Measure this resonant frequency and calculate the approximate resonant frequency as if the spokes were
in place using the chart on the next page.
WARNING: You will be trimming the outer ends of the spokes. The sharp sends can cause
a hazard until they are covered with the plastic caps. Therefore it is VERY IMPORTANT
to wear safety glasses when trimming the spokes, or when working near the antenna.
CAUTION: Use a pair of pliers to hold the outer piece of each spoke that is to be cut off so
as to keep the cut piece from flying off and causing injury.
The following tips will help you obtain a better SWR on 40 meters than the tuning method used on other
bands. On 40 meters the lowest SWR is usually not obtained with left and right loading spokes adjusted
to the same frequency.
Low End of 40 Meters: If you desire operation below 7.1 MHz, the lowest SWR will be obtained by
adding two long spokes to ONLY ONE of the 40 meter loading coil assemblies. It is best to add the
spokes on opposite sides of the coils. Medium 40 meter spokes from both coils can then be trimmed
equal amounts to resonate the antenna. This will leave one loading coil assembly with two spokes that
are longer than those on the other loading coil assembly.
High End of 40 Meters: If you desire operation above 7.2 MHz the lowest SWR will be obtained by
trimming the spokes on one of the loading coils only until the antenna 1s resonant approximately 15 KHz
below the operating frequency.
Middle of 40 Meters: For operation between 7.1 and 7.2 MHz, add ONE long spoke to one of the
loading coil assemblies only.
2) Begin tuning by trimming one 40 meter spoke from each end of the antenna by cutting off small,
equal sections from the end of the spoke until the antenna resonates approximately 15 KHz below the
desired operating frequency. Use the chart below to approximate the amount of spoke to be trimmed.
Trimming only one spoke from the top or bottom results in half the frequency change.
40 M: 1" trimmed oft a pair of spokes equals approximately 25 KHz
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20 M: 1" trimmed oft a pair of spokes equals approximately 100 KHz
15 М: 1" trimmed off a pair of spokes equals approximately 175 KHz
10 M: 1" trimmed oft a pair of spokes equals approximately 250 KHz
Note: Typical final spoke lengths tor the low end ot each HF band are shown in the table on the next
page.
It the SWR 1s acceptable at the desired operating frequency, the adjustment for that band may be
skipped.
Now tune progressively higher frequency bands by trimming pairs of spokes on each of the two
loading coil assemblies. Keep each pair of capacitance spokes equal in size. 20 meters must be the
second HF band adjusted, 15 meters the third, and 10 meters last. After adjusting 10 meters go back
and check the other bands. Re-check the tightness of all spoke screws.
The six and two meter bands are tuned by lengthening or shortening the threaded portion of the stubs.
This adjustment is very coarse. If the frequency 1s still too low with the stub element extension at a
minimum, the unthreaded ends of the stubs can be trimmed. Once again the lower frequency stub (6
meters) should be adjusted first.
NOTE: The six meter stub covers from 50 to 54 MHz as it 1s adjusted. Be careful because the third
harmonic resonance of the six meter stub will show up as a low SWR on the third harmonic of it's
setting, usually between 150 and 160 MHz. The range of the two meter stub allows frequencies as
low as 130 MHz to be covered with the stub fully extended and 148 MHz with the stub fully
contracted.
NOTE: The 2-meter resonance is affected by other resonances in the overall antenna structure. You
may find a fixed resonance close to the 2-meter band that has a very low SWR, but the resonant
frequency of this resonance will not be adjustable. Ignore this point and look for a higher SWR
resonance that is adjustable. Typically, you may find a fixed, low SWR resonance at 144 MHz, and
an adjustable resonance at 147 MHz with a 2:1 SWR. This higher frequency, higher SWR resonance
Is the desired resonance point. Note that between these two resonant points, the SWR should be 2:1
or less across most of the 2-meter band.
Final frequency adjustments can be made by trimming spokes on one of the loading coil assemblies
only 1f desired, though symmetrical trimming 1s preferred. The minor adjustment of one side only
without the symmetrical trimming of the other side is perfectly acceptable so long as the frequency is
changed less than 30 KHz on 40 meters and 60 KHz on the higher bands during final adjustment.
Moving the resonant frequency too far with only the spokes on one loading coil assembly will
increase the SWR of the antenna at the resonant frequency.
NOTE: The spokes can also be bent toward another spoke in the same mounting ring to raise the
frequency slightly without cutting.
When all tuning is complete, install the plastic end caps on the outer ends of all spokes. Note that the
plastic end caps will lower the resonant frequency on all HF bands by 30-50 kHz. The plastic end
caps should fit snugly on the spokes. Should a cap fit too loosely, add a drop of glue to the spoke
end before sliding on the cap.
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TYPICAL FINAL SPOKE LENGTHS FOR HF CW BAND OPERATION
e 40 Meters: 31-1/4 (full length) for two spokes on one loading coil only. 24-1/2” length for the
remaining six 40 meter spokes.
e 20 Meters: 12-1/4” length for all eight spokes.
e 15meters: 12-1/4” length for all eight spokes.
e 10 meters: 10.5” length for all eight spokes.
TYPICAL 6- AND 2-METER STUB LENGTHS
e 50.150 MHz: 54 inches (flat side of aluminum mounting bracket to end of stub)
o Note: A fixed non-tunable resonance will also be seen at approximately 43 MHz, and a
tunable higher frequency resonance will be seen at approximately 52 MHz.
e 147 MHz; 13.5 inches (flat side of aluminum mounting bracket to end of stub)
o Note: A fixed non-tunable resonance may also be seen at approximately 144 MHz.
GROUNDING CONSIDERATIONS
Although this antenna 1s designed to operate efficiently without the requirement of an earth ground, safety
grounding must still be provided to protect equipment, property and persons from the hazards of lighting
strikes and other weather related electrical discharges. In addition, the coaxial cable feeding the antenna
should have the shield grounded to eliminate the risk of any indoor equipment failure allowing hazardous
voltages that could create a shock hazard.
Adequate protection can be accomplished by grounding the shield of the coax to a good earth ground
where it enters the building, or directly burying the cable in the earth for several feet before it enters the
building. For maximum lightning protection, the coaxial cable should be totally disconnected from the
station during threatening weather conditions.
A less effective method of protecting station equipment is to install an in-line coaxial lightning arrestor
with a heavy duty ground wire to a suitable earth ground, or a safety switching system as part of the basic
ham station equipment.
MAINTENANCE
Your antenna is constructed of heavy-duty non-corrosive materials and should withstand normal climates
for many years. The use of some type of coaxial connector moisture protection is recommended at the
balun coax connection, and also around the center-feed connections, especially in coastal areas where
salty mist is commonplace.
GE makes a pure, silicone grease called "SILICONE DIALECTRIC COMPOUND" that can be applied
SPARINGLY to the threaded area of the female connector. This compound, or even a clear silicone
heatsink compound, will prevent moisture from entering the connector through the threads and protect the
connectors from corrosion. This is the same type of sealer that commercial antenna installers and CATV
companies use with great success.
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Plast-Dip *“ and Liquid Electrical Tape “, available at your local hardware store, also do an excellent job
of insulating/waterproofing connectors, and can be easily peeled off when desired.
A less desirable, but still adequate sealer is the automobile seam sealer commonly sold as "coax seal".
This 1s a semi-phiable black or white sealing compound.
When installing any "coax seal”, NEVER completely cover the barrel of the coax connector. The sealer
should ONLY be placed near the junction of the threaded part of the chassis connector and the knurled
area of the male connector. This will leave the bottom of the male outer sleeve open and permit the
connector to "breathe" so it does NOT collect moisture!
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
If you have any problem with this unit first check the appropriate section of this manual. If the
manual does not reference your problem or your problem is not solved by reading the manual,
you may call MFJ Technical Service at 662-323-0549 or the MFJ Factory at 662-323-5869.
You will be best helped ıf you have your unit, manual and all information on your station handy
so you can answer any questions the technicians may ask. You can also send questions by mail
to MFJ Enterprises, INC., 300 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759; by Facsimile (FAX)
to 662-323-6551; or by email to techinfo(@mfjenterprises.com. Send a complete description of
your problem, an explanation of exactly how you are using your unit, and a complete description
of your station.
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FULL 12-MONTH WARRANTY
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. warrants to the original owner of this product, if manufactured by MFJ Enterprises,
Inc. and purchased from an authorized dealer or directly from MFJ Enterprises, Inc. to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from date of purchase provided the
following terms of this warranty are satisfied.
1. The purchaser must retain the dated proof-of-purchase (bill of sale, canceled check, credit
card or money order receipt, etc.) describing the product to establish the validity of the warranty
claim and submit the original or machine reproduction of such proof of purchase 10 МЕЛ
Enterprises, Inc. at the time of warranty service. MF] Enterprises, Inc. shall have the discretion to
deny warranty without dated proof-of-purchase. Any evidence of alteration, erasure, of forgery
shall be cause to void any and all warranty terms immediately.
2. MF] Enterprises, Inc. agrees to repair or replace at MEJ's option without charge to the
original owner any defective product provided the product 1s returned postage prepaid to MFJ
Enterprises, Inc. with a personal check, cashiers check, or money order for $10.00 covering
postage and handling.
>. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. will supply replacement parts free of charge for any MFJ product
under warranty upon request. À dated proof of purchase and a $8.00 personal check, cashiers
check, or money order must be provided to cover postage and handling.
4. This warranty 1s NOT void for owners who attempt to repair defective units. Technical
consultation is available by calling (662) 323-5869.
5. This warranty does not apply to Kits sold by or manufactured by MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
6. Wired and tested PC board products are covered by this warranty provided only the
wired and tested PC board product is returned. Wired and tested PC boards installed in the
owner's cabinet or connected to switches, jacks, or cables, etc. sent to MFJ Enterprises, Inc. will be
returned at the owner's expense unrepaired.
7. Under no circumstances 1s MFJ Enterprises, Inc. liable for consequential damages to
person or property by the use of any MFJ products.
8. Out-of-Warranty Service: MFJ Enterprises, Inc. will repair any out-of-warranty product
provided the unit is shipped prepaid. All repaired units will be shipped COD to the owner. Repair
charges will be added to the COD fee unless other arrangements are made.
9. This warranty 1s given in lieu of any other warranty expressed or implied.
10. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to make changes or improvements in design or
manufacture without incurring any obligation to install such changes upon any of the products
previously manufactured.
11. All MF] products to be serviced in-warranty or out-of-warranty should be addressed to
MFJ Enterprises, Inc., 300 Industrial Park Rd, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, USA and must
be accompanied by a letter describing the problem in detail along with a copy of your dated proot-
of-purchase and a telephone number.
12. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary
from state to state.
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MFJ ENTERPRISES, INC. MFJ-1775 Manual
300 Industrial Park Road Version 1A
Starkville, MS 39759 Printed In U.S.A.
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