PowerMaxTM - Digital Antenna
Installation and Operation Manual
PowerMaxTM 4KMR-30M
50 dB Gain Dual Band
Wireless Amplifier/Repeater System
Repeater - DA4000MR
Inside
Antenna
Cable
- 240-15NM
Inside Antenna - 426-PW
Power
Supply
- DP515
1”- 14 Mount
- DM194 & F114
Outside Antenna - 288-PW
Outside
Antenna Cable
- 240-30NM
L-Bracket - DH288
Read Instructions before installing!
If you do not understand instructions,
seek professional installation.
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
!Digital Antenna, Inc.
!5325 NW 108th Avenue
!t 954.747.7022
!www.digitalantenna.com
!Sunrise, FL 33351
!f 954.747.7088
INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL
Model 4KMR-30M
1. Package Contents…………………………………………………………………….. 3
2. Important Safety Information………………………………………………………… 3
a. Limited Warranty………………………………………………………. 4
b. Limitation on Liability………………………………………………….. 4
c. FCC Regulations………………………………………………………… 4
3. Pre-installation Guidelines……………………………………………………………. 5
a. Installation Tools…………………………………………………...…… 5
b. Installation Procedure………………………………………………..…. 5
c. Electrical Power……………………………………………………….... 6
d. Amplifier/Repeater Status………………………………………………. 7
e. Interior Coverage Problems…………………………………………. 8
f. Coaxial Cable Recommendations……………………………………….. 8
5. Marine and RV Installation...……………………………………………………..…... 9
6. Electrical Specifications…………………………………………………………….. 10
7. Antenna & Accessory Options…………………………….………………………… 12
8. Technical Support…………………………………………………………………… 13
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions visit www.DigitalAntenna.com
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I M P O R T ANT
R ea d in st r u ction s com p let ely b efor e a t t em p t in g in st a ll!
1. Package Contents
Part Number
DA4000MR
288-PW
426-PW
240-30NM
240-15NM
DP515
F114
DM194
DH288
Description
40dB gain Dual Band Wireless Cellular Amplifier/Repeater
9dB gain outside omni-directional dual band cell antenna
9dB gain inside directional dual band cell antenna & wall mount
30' (DA340) cable w/ N male & mini-UHF male connectors
15' (DA240) cable w/ N male & mini-UHF male connectors
12 VDC to 5 VDC power cable
1”-14 threaded mounting ferrule
1”-14 threaded mount
Stainless steel mounting hardware: qty 2 U-bolts, nuts, washers; qty 4
philips head screws
2. Important Safety Information
The DA4000MR system complies with all FCC, IC, UL rules, regulations and codes.
Follow all guidelines in the installation and instruction manual and read completely
before beginning the installation procedure. Do not deviate or disregard any of the safety
features included in the manual or with the equipment, nor operate the system in an
unintended manner.
WARNING!
Only Digital Antenna authorized products may be used with the
DA4000MR system. Using unauthorized equipment with the DA4000MR
system will harm the system, voids the warranty and can be detected in the
event of a failure.
WARNING!
Do not install antenna near power lines. Contact with any high voltage
power lines could result in shock or loss of life.
WARNING!
Handle all electronic parts with care. Dropping or mishandling the
DA4000MR amplifier/repeater, antennas or power supplies can damage
sensitive RF and electronic components.
DO NOT TURN AMPLIFIER ON
UNTIL ANTENNAS ARE SECURELY
ATTACHED TO AMPLIFIER AND
PROPERLY SEPARATED
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a. LIMITED WARRANTY
Digital Antenna, Inc. warrants marine antennas for five (5) years and cellular antennas and amplifiers for one (1) year
that its Products sold hereunder will at the time of shipment be free from defects in material and workmanship and will
conform to Digital Antenna’s applicable specifications or, if appropriate, to Customer’s specifications previously
accepted by Digital Antenna in writing.
If products sold hereunder are not as warranted, Digital Antenna shall, at its option, either repair or replace the product,
provided proof of purchase and written notice of nonconformance are received by Digital Antenna within five (5) or
one (1) years of date of purchase and provided said nonconforming Products are, with Digital Antenna’s written
authorization, returned in protected shipping containers. Digital Antenna will pay for transporting the repaired or
exchanged product to Customer.
This warranty shall not apply to any Products Digital Antenna determined to have been, by Customer or otherwise,
subjected to mishandling, misuse, neglect, improper testing, repair alteration, damage, assembly or processing that
alters physical or electrical properties.
b. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
In no event shall Digital Antenna, Inc. Be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or
consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if Digital Antenna, Inc. Has been previously advised of the
possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in
connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products, and materials available
from this manual. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or
limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.
c. FCC REGULATIONS
FCC ID: PZODA4000SBR
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with this instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications, However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or other electronic
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of more of the following measures:
x
x
x
x
x
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect to isolated power with a ground cable going directly to the battery, DC source or house ground
Repositioning of the coaxial cable may also eliminate interference
Consult the dealer or an experienced electronics technician for help.
Warning: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Digital Antenna, Inc. could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
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3. Pre-Installation Guidelines
a. INSTALLATION TOOLS
The following tools are required for installation:
x
Standard wrench and philips head screwdriver
x
Standard drill with ½” bit (optional)
x
Cellular phone operating on 850 and/or 1900 MHz bands (any USA or Canadian
cellular phone except Nextel)
x
Wire fasteners (optional)
x
Multi-meter for testing electrical continuity and AC and DC line voltage (for
troubleshooting only)
b. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Description of DA4000MR System
The DA4000MR Dual Band Wireless Amplifier/Repeater system provides cellular signal
coverage to interior areas that have low signal strength to adequately operate a cellular
phone. In these poor interior coverage areas it becomes difficult to place or receive calls
and usually results in a dropped call. The DA4000MR dual band amplifier/repeater
system provides increased reception indoors by filtering, re-directing and amplifying the
available exterior (outside) signal. This translates into fewer dropped calls, clear
connections and stronger signals. The DA4000MR dual band system operates with all
carriers in the USA and Canada except Nextel/iden providers.
Marine Wireless Repeater Installation
RV Wireless repeater Installation
External
Omni-directional
Antenna
External
Omni-directional
Antenna
Low loss
Cable
Cellular
Booster
Low loss
Cable
Internal
Directional
Antenna
Cellular
Booster
Internal
Directional
Antenna
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The 4KMR-30M system contains a 9dB gain directional dual band indoor antenna,
amplifier/repeater unit and 9dB gain omni-directional outdoor antenna. The outdoor
antenna must be installed and operate in a vertical position. The indoor antenna must be
mounted with the back side of the antenna (metal side) facing the outside antenna. The
outside antenna must be installed outside the boat or RV and can be mounted with the
included 1”-14 mount or L-bracket. The inside antenna must be mounted 12’ or greater
away from the outside antenna with the directed signal facing away from the outside
antenna. Also, the inside and outside antenna must be separated by an exterior wall.
Typical Interior Coverage
The DA4000MR system is designed to provide optimal coverage 8’- 15’ from the inside
antenna’s front facing plastic side up to 20+ miles from cell tower. Interior coverage
varies based upon the outside signal strength. The DA4000MR system will NOT
penetrate interior walls. To increase coverage area, use a cellular combiner and multiple
inside antennas. (pg 13).
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Pre-installation Considerations
Establish a site installation plan based upon desired interior coverage area
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The inside and outside antennas must have a separation distance of 12 feet or
greater and must be separated by an exterior wall. The outside antenna must be in
a vertical position and the inside antenna (plastic side) must face away from the
outside antenna.
INTERNAL DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA LOCATION OPTIONS
WALL FLUSH MOUNT
Facing forward
Boosted Cell Signal
Boosted Cell Signal
CEILING MOUNT
Facing down
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x
x
CORNER MOUNT
Facing diagonally
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Identify the outside antenna location in the highest, secure, unobstructed area. On
an RV the antenna can be attached to the back ladder. On a boat or RV, the
outside antenna’s white fiberglass portion should be mounted clear of metal
objects, 3’ from other antennas and as high as possible.
For maximum coverage the location of the indoor antenna should have a direct
line-of-site to as much of the coverage area as possible. Never turn the repeater
on without antennas and cables securely attached.
Based upon the desired interior coverage area, choose a central location for the
DA4000MR repeater unit within 6’ of a 12VDC power receptacle. If the location
of the DA4000MR unit is not mounted within reach of the supplied 30’ cable, a
25’ extension cable and 50’, 75’ or 100’ replacement cables are available (sold
separately). The DA4000MR unit is not waterproof and must be mounted in a dry
location.
c. ELECTRICAL POWER
WARNING!
Only the provided power cable is to be used with the DA4000MR system.
Using any other power cables will harm the DA4000MR
amplifier/repeater unit, can be detected and voids the warranty.
The 12 VDC power supply, PN DP515, has a micro-processor controller to turn
the repeater off if not properly installed. If a red flashing light appears on the
power supply, relocate the inside and outside antennas until the power supply has
a constant green light. The power supply can be reset by unplugging the cigarette
adapter from the power source.
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d. AMPLIFIER/REPEATER STATUS
The DA4000MR unit is designed with a status/fault indicator to indicate proper unit
functionality. The chart below details the different LED color indicators.
LED
Status
GREEN solid light
Normal Status
YELLOW/ORANGE
Degree of cellular transmission activity or may stay
flickering light
green with cell phones operating on 1900 MHz.
Solid RED light
TURN OFF, Fault needs immediate corrective
action
No light
No power to the DA4000MR amplifier/repeater or
unit is damaged
If a red flashing light appears on the DP515 power supply, relocate the inside and outside
antennas until the power supply has a constant green light. The power supply can be reset
by unplugging the cigarette adapter from the power source.
GREEN solid light
Normal status
Flashing RED light
Power supply stops power to repeater until
antennas are properly installed.
Green light on repeater – shows normal Status and DA4000MR is operating normally
unless coverage area is only 1-2’ from inside antenna. If coverage area is only 1-2’,
DA4000MR repeater is automatically powering down to prevent an oscillation or the
outside signal is very weak. Re-locate antennas until coverage area is greater.
Green/yellow/orange flickering light on repeater - shows that cellular activity is being
transmitted through the DA4000MR unit unless cell phone is operating on 1900 MHz.
The light will remain green with low levels of cellular transmission and change to
flickering yellow/orange as transmission increases. The light may remain green with low
levels of transmission. When a yellow/orange light is present, it must always go back to
green when call is finished. If it does not go back to green, re-locate antennas until light
goes back to green.
Solid Red light on Repeater – indicates a fault. Turn OFF power switch and proceed
with the following corrective actions:
x
The red light indicates that the inside and outside antennas are located too close to
each other and need to be re-located. A typical installation requires that the inside
and outside antennas have a minimum separation distance of 12 feet and be
separated by an exterior wall. If the inside and outside antennas are not 12 feet
apart or more, re-locate the antennas.
x
If the outside and inside antennas are separated by 12’ or more and an exterior
wall, the red light may be indicating the use of analog phones. Contact Digital
antenna if you are using an analog phone.
No light on Repeater – indicates improper installation and the power supply is stopping
power to the repeater or no power is available. Proceed with the following corrective
actions:
x
Only after all cables and antennas are securely attached, verify that the power
switch on the DA4000MR unit is in the ON position.
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x
x
Unplug the 12VDC power supply from the repeater and the power source. Replug the 12VDC power supply into the power source and test for 5VDC power on
the output plug. 5VDC will only be available if the power supply light is green on
the black box and solid red on the cigarette adapter. 5VDC will not be available at
the plug if the LED on the power supply box is flashing red. The power supply
must be reset by unplugging it from the power source.
If the red light continues to flash on the power supply box after reset (unplugging
from power source and plugging back in), the antennas need to be re-located until
the light on the power supply box and repeater remain green. If analog service is
being used, contact Digital Antenna.
e. COVERAGE PROBLEMS
If the DA4000MR unit does not indicate a red light and the coverage area appears to be
smaller than anticipated, one or more of the following may limit the signal strength to the
area.
x
Cell Phone Bars - The bars on the cell phone do not indicate coverage area. One
bar may be adequate to successfully place and receive calls. Test coverage area by
successfully completing calls while disregarding bar indicator.
x
Physical obstructions degrading the cell signal – the path of the cell signal is
weakened by objects. Large metal objects block or reflect the signal. Inspect the
coverage area, rearrange any objects in the path of the cell signal or relocate the
indoor antenna.
x
Output Power Control – The DA4000MR has an internal output power control
circuit that automatically lowers the power when the inside and outside antenna
are located too close. Verify that inside and outside antennas are located at least
12’ apart or more and separated by an exterior wall.
x
Weak Outside Signal – If the outside signal is very weak, the interior coverage
area will be small. As you travel away from all available cell towers the interior
coverage area will lessen until no signal is present outside to amplify.
x
Cabling – examine coaxial cable run and verify that the cable is not kinked,
coiled or damaged. Re-locate cable to avoid kinks or coils. The serial number on
the DA4000MR unit must be available.
f. COAXIAL CABLE RECOMMENDATIONS
The DA4000MR system includes 30’ of Digital Antenna’s PowerMaxTM ULTRA low
loss cable and connectors for easy installation. If the application requires more than the
supplied cable, PowerMaxTM DA340 ULTRA low loss 25’ extension cable and 50’,
75’ or 100’ replacement cables are available. Only Digital Antenna authorized cable can
be used to complete the installation. Unauthorized cable usage can be detected and voids
the warranty. LMR400 cable by Times Microwave may be used for cable runs less than
150’, LMR600 may be used for runs less than 200’. For cable runs greater than 200’,
contact Digital Antenna to verify cable selection.
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4. Marine or RV Installation
Review pre-installation considerations and determine site installation plan.
1. Install supplied outside antenna (288-PW) in a vertical position with the supplied
L-bracket (RV back ladder) or 1”-14 mount (boat radar arch). Mount the outside
antenna clear of metal objects and obstructions and as high as possible. (Follow
minimum 12’ inside and outside antenna separation guideline) Antennas must be
separated by a structure and 12’ or greater distance with as much vertical
separation as possible. Vertical separation is better than horizontal. A
repeater system can not be used in open air such as an open console boat.
WARNING! - Only Digital Antenna authorized products may be used
with the DA4000MR system. Using unauthorized equipment will harm the
DA4000MR system, can be detected and voids the warranty.
2. On supplied 30’ cable (240-30NM) (or optional 25’ extension cable or 50’, 75’ or
100’ replacement cables) attach N male connector to N female connector on
outside antenna. Route cable according to site installation plan to the DA4000MR
unit.
3. Attach mini-UHF male connector at the end of the supplied 30’ cable to
DA4000MR unit on the port labeled outside antenna. Attach the 15’ cable to the
inside antenna and port labeled inside antenna. DO NOT turn the repeater on
until antennas and cables are securely attached.
4. The DA4000MR unit has four mounting holes that can be fastened to a secure
surface. (fastening hardware not included) When mounting the DA4000MR unit
the inside antenna must be facing away from the outside antenna.
5. Plug the 12 VDC to 5 VDC power cable (DP515) into the DA4000MR unit. Plug
the other end into a 12VDC cigarette style power source.
The 12 VDC power supply (DP515) has a micro-processor controller to turn the
repeater off if not properly installed. If a red flashing light appears on the power
supply, relocate the inside and outside antennas until the power supply has a
constant green light. The power supply can be reset by unplugging the cigarette
adapter from the power source.
WARNING!
To have DC power hardwired consult a professional electronic technician.
6. Turn the power switch to ON. If the light on the DA4000MR unit and 12VDC
power supply are green then the DA4000MR system is operating. Test the
amplifier/repeater system by making a cell call and verifying that the repeater
indicator light does not turn red or the 12VDC power supply does not flash red. If
the light on the DA4000MR unit is red immediately turn OFF the DA4000MR
unit and refer to the Amplifier/Repeater status section.
The repeater system only amplifies existing outside cell signal; it does NOT
create a cell signal. If no outside signal is present, the repeater has no signal to
amplify. The outside antenna should be mounted as high as possible to capture the
available cell signal.
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5. Specifications
Amplifier/Repeater Unit PN DA4000MR
x
Frequency:
Uplink: 824-849 MHz and 1850-1910 MHz
Downlink: 869-895 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz
x
Modulations: ALL
x
Max Output Power: 3W (824-849 MHz), 2W (1850-1910 MHz)
x
Dynamic Variable Gain: 44dB Max
x
Impedance: 50 ohms
x
Noise Figure: < 4dB
x
Power Consumption: Standby 5 vdc/0.5A, Uplink 5 vdc/1.5A
x
Internal Fuse: 3A
x
FCC approved, FCC ID: PZODA4000SBR
x
Industry Canada approved, IC ID: 4260A-DA4000MR
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Dimensions: 4.5" l x 4.0" w x 1.12" h (114mm x 102mm x 32mm)
x
Weight: 12 oz (.345 kg)
x
RF Connections:
Outside Antenna Port: Mini-UHF Female
Inside Antenna Port: Mini-UHF Female
DC Power: Coaxial ID = 2.5mm, OD = 5.5mm (center positive)
x
Indicator: Multi color status indicator
x
Power Switch: Slide switch toward LED = ON
Outside Antenna PN 288-PW
x
Radiation pattern: Omni-directional
x
Gain: 9 dBi
x
Bandwidth VSWR: < 1.5:1 = 810-950 and 1800-1980 MHz
x
Max input power: 120 watts
x
Dimensions: 18" l x .75” OD ( 45.7 cm x .2 cm )
x
Weight: 8 oz.
x
RF connector: N female
x
Wind rating: 121.8 mph
x
Installation: supplied L-bracket and 1”-14 mount
Inside
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Antenna PN 426-PW
Radiation pattern: Directional
Gain: 9dB
Bandwidth VSWR: < 1.5:1 = 810-950 and 1800-1980 MHz
Max input power: 50 watts
Dimensions: 8.5” l x 7” w x 1.7” h (210 x 180 x 43 mm)
Weight: 1.5 lb (.7 kg)
RF connector: Type N female
Installation: Supplied wall bracket
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Cable
x
x
x
x
x
PN 240-30NM
Length: 30’
Impedance: 50 Ohm
RF connectors: Type N male and mini-UHF male factory attached
Attenuation at 800 MHz: 5.7dB per 100’
Attenuation at 1900 MHz: 8.5dB per 100’
Cable
x
x
x
x
x
PN 240-15NM
Length: 15’
Impedance: 50 Ohm
RF connectors: Type N male and mini-UHF male factory attached
Attenuation at 800 MHz: 7.1dB per 100’
Attenuation at 1900 MHz: 11.2dB per 100’
Power Cable PN DP515
x
Input: 9VDC to 24 VDC
x
Output: 5VDC 1.5A
x
Connector: Cigarette lighter style
x
Internal fuse: 3A
x
Cord Length: 76” (1.93m)
x
Output plug: 5.5 x 2.5 x 11mm
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6. Antenna & Accessory Options
For complete specifications
Visit www.DigitalAntenna.com
Omni-directional Cell Antennas (Outside)
White
PN
Black
PN
2.5' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ male 1"-14
4' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ male 1"-14
8' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ male 1"-14
2.5' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ wall-pole base
4' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ wall-pole base
8' Dual Band 9dB Gain Cellular Antenna w/ wall-pole base
854-CW
883-CW
897-CW
996-CW
962-CW
967-CW
854-CB
883-CB
897-CB
996-CB
962-CB
967-CB
426-PW
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
489-DB
408-YB
419-YB
433-CM
426-PW
N/A
N/A
High Gain Directional Cell Antennas (Outside)
Multi-Band 9 dB gain Panel Antenna
Multi-Band 10 dB gain Directional Antenna
Low Band (800 MHz) 14 dB gain Yagi Cellular
High Band (1900 MHz) 14 dB Yagi Cellular
High Gain Cell Antennas (Inside)
Multi-band Ceiling Mount Antenna
Multi-Band 9 dB gain Directional Panel Antenna
Cables
25’ Extension Cable (for use with 50’ cable 340-50NM only)
50’ PowerMaxTM DA340 Cable Assembly (for outside antenna)
75’ PowerMaxTM DA340 Cable Assembly (for outside antenna)
100’ PowerMaxTM DA340 Cable Assembly (for outside antenna)
100’ up to 150’ DA440 Bulk Cable (for outside antenna)
10’ DA240 Cable Assembly (extends 135-RD inside antenna)
20’ DA340 Cable Assembly (extends 135-RD inside antenna)
25’ DA340 Cable Assembly (extends 135-RD inside antenna)
340-25NE
340-50NM
340-75NM
340-100NM
DA440
240-10FM
340-20FM
340-25FM
Connectors
Mini-UHF Male (RG174 cable)
Mini-UHF Male (DA340 cable)
Mini-UHF Male (DA440 cable)
Type N Female (DA340 cable)
Type N Female (DA440 cable)
Type N Male (DA340 cable)
Type N Male (DA440 cable)
DA274
DA434
DA442
DA371
DA390
DA445
DA473
Miscellaneous
Ferrule for mounting PN 288-PW on 1”x14 male threads
2-way Cellular Combiner w/ mini-UHF female connectors
Stainless Steel Straight Mount
Stainless Steel Ratchet Mount
F114
DA-2100
DM182
DM223
Digital Antenna manufactures cellular amplifiers, repeaters and antennas to enhance
communication on land or sea. All products are designed, engineered and manufactured
by Digital Antenna in the USA. Visit www.DigitalAntenna.com to view our complete
product line.
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7. Technical Support
For answers to most questions access Digital Antenna’s knowledgebase and
Troubleshooter section0 on Digital Antenna’s website www.DigitalAntenna.com. When
contacting Digital antenna regarding your repeater, locate the product’s serial number on
the DA4000MR unit before calling. The serial number is located on the bottom of the
DA4000MR unit. The DA4000MR serial number must be available to authorize technical
support and/or establish a return authorization.
For installation support contact your dealer. For system warranty issues contact Digital
Antenna Technical Support between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST, at 954747-7022 or e-mail support@DigitalAntenna.com. The DA4000MR system must be used
with Digital Antenna authorized equipment. The technical support team will only support
Digital Antenna authorized equipment. Contact your dealer for installation questions.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) visit Digital Antenna’s
Knowledgebase at www.DigitalAntenna.com
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