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MFJ 1835HK34 - UPGRADE KIT, 30/40M, FOR 1835/H Manual
MFJ-1835K34
40,30 METER ADD ON KIT
FOR THE MFJ-1835
COBWEB ANTENNA
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CAUTION: Read All Instructions
Before Operating Equipment
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759 USA
Tel: 662-323-5869 Fax: 662-323-6551
COPYRIGHT
C
2017 MFJ Enterprises Inc.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the MFJ-1835K34 add on kit. This kit will add 30 and 40 meters
to any MFJ-1835 Cobweb antenna. The kit consist of extension arms and a support system that
allow the addition of 2 sets of wires needed to tune the antenna to the 30 and 40 meter bands.
It uses all the original components of the antenna including the match box and antenna
structure. This kit has been designed so that little modification of the original antenna is needed.
Preparation
The MFJ-1835 is a fairly lightweight and small antenna. This kit will not affect the weight of the
antenna very much but it will effectively double the size of the antenna. Six feet of additional tube
will be added to the end of each of the support arms. Make sure you have enough room for the
modification of the antenna and placement when it is finished. The assembly of the add on kit is
mostly the same as the original assembly except for the support ropes. If your MFJ-1835 is already
installed in an operating location, it must be removed before the kit can be added. It is a good idea
to have a temporary mast about 5 feet off the ground to hold the antenna while you are working on it.
You will need to be able to reach the support arms to route the element wires and attach the support
rope. If you don’t have a mast available, the antenna will sit on the ground without problems.
The antenna support arms can be installed on a flat surface like a garage floor if needed. The antenna
assembly will go quickly and is fairly easy but take your time anyway. As with all antennas, safety
glasses are recommended during the assembly and tuning. We don’t want you to “Poke your eye out”.
Pick a clear open spot and assemble the antenna away from other people. Do not allow children
in the assembly area. Only the people involved in the construction should be near. If you plan to
assemble the antenna over grass, be prepared to go on a lawn safari to find the hardware that you drop.
It’s not a question of if, but when you drop something. A few extra parts have been included in the parts
pack for just such a adventure. Assembly can be done by one person but when the antenna is to be
mounted or moved, plan to have a friend help. It is not wise to attempt to install any antenna without
help. Don’t rush. The more time you put into the antenna, the happier you will be with the results.
WARNING
KEEP THIS ANTENNA
AWAY FROM POWER LINES
Never mount or move any antenna where it can come into contact
with power lines. If this antenna comes into contact with power
lines, it can KILL you. Never mount any antenna where if it fell
it could come into contact with power lines.
In the box
4 element arms
2 insulators
30 and 40 meter element wire
support mast
support ring
Parts pack
Nuts and Bolts
support bracket
support rope
Support Mast Assembly
Remove three of the screws from middle
of the top plate. It doesn’t matter which
3 of the 4 you choose. The support arms
shouldn’t move with the element wires
holding them in place.
Install the support mast bracket using the
longer 6-32 x 1-1/4 screws supplied with
the kit. The screws you removed will not
be needed.
Install u-bolt and support tube. The tube
should rest on top of the plate. Tighten
the u-bolt snug but do not crush the tube.
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Slide a clamp over the ½ inch fiberglass tube. Carefully remove the screw
securing the 20 meter wire and insert the ½ inch tube into the 3/4 tube. Use
the end that has a hole about 6 inches from one side. Align the holes so that
you can reinstall the screw with the 20 meter wire under the washer just as it
was before. The hole in the ½ fiberglass is just large enough for the 6-32 to
thread through it. You may have to us a screw driver to thread it through the
tube. Repeat this for the other three element arms.
20 meter wire
Insert the 1/4-20 bolt into the center of the rope ring. Thread all four 1/4-20 nuts
onto the bolt and use a wrench to lock them in place.
Insert this assembly into the support tube. Tension
on the support ropes will hold it in place when the
antenna is fully assembled.
Support tube
Use the 10-24 bolt and nylon lock nut to secure the
clamp to the ½ inch tube. Insert the spacer inside
the clamp before inserting the screw. The spacer
will allow the bolt to tighten while leaving the clamp
slightly loose on the tube. The clamp should rest
against the 3/4 tube with the bolt on top.
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Take the support rope supplied and cut it into 4 equal sections. Use one section
for each element arm. Double loop one end around the spacer inside the clamp.
Leave about 3 inches excess and use the cable ties to secure it back to itself as
shown. Use 3 ties and pull them tight. Repeat for the other arms.
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Support tube
Connect the support rope to the
support ring in the same way.
Pull the rope tight so that the sag is
completely removed from the element.
Do opposing sides at the same time if
possible. The support tube may try to
flex to one side or the other is tension
is uneven on the pole. If you only do one
element at a time, hold the support tube so
that it is perpendicular to the mounting plate
when tensioning the rope.
Mounting plate
Tension so there is no sag in the element tube
Routing the wires
Start with the 30 meter wire. Remove the nut on the matching box securing the 10-20
meter wires on one side. Put one of the eyelets over the bolt and thread the bolt back
on to hold the wire. There are two holes in each ½ section of tubing. Route the 30 meter
wire along the innermost holes using the 6-32 screws, washer and nuts in the same
manner as the 10-20 wires. Allow the wire to sag on the side opposite the matching box.
Complete the routing by connecting the other end to the bolt on the other side of the
matching box. The wire is too long on purpose.
6-32 x 1
#6 washer
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Tighten only enough to keep the wire from
slipping over the washer.
6-32 nylon lock nut
Allow wire to
sag on this
side
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12
15
17
20
30
40
Cut at center
6-32 x 3/8 screw
6-32 nylon lock nut
Install the 30-40 meter insulators by aligning them with the 10-20 meter insulators.
Pull the wire and tension each side equally. Allow the wire to sag enough so that the
tension is very small. Allow excess wire to sag under the insulator. Loop the wire
around the screw and tighten the nut. Cut the excess wire in the center of the sag.
The excess wire that hangs down will be used to tune the antenna.
Tuning adjustment is done by trimming the excess wire. The excess wire will
cause the antenna to be tuned to a frequency below the band. Cutting the wire
on each side evenly a little bit at a time, will raise the frequency. Note that there
are extreme high voltages present at the tips of the wires and arcing may occur
while transmitting if the wire is frayed. Solder the tips of the wire to prevent them
from fraying after tuning is done.
Insulator may differ in appearance
NO
Do not allow the wire to fray.
Soldering the tip of the wire is
a good solution. Extreme high
voltage is present at the tips of the
wires. Fraying will cause arcing that
could melt the wire or insulators.
Shortening the wire
will raise the operating
frequency.
When testing the antenna for resonance, it must be off the ground at least ten feet.
The antenna will not function properly if it is any closer to the ground. 40-30 meters
will shift in frequency (possibly out of the band) if the antenna is tunned too close to
the ground and then raised. Use a good SWR analyzer to test the antenna before
mounting it back in its original location. Check the other bands to make sure they
have not shifted during addition of the new elements. If any of the other bands have
moved, they may be re-tuned using the same method as the 40-30 wires. If you cut
the wire too short, you may solder some of the excess wire back on to lengthen it.
You may also loop new wire around the insulator screws if desired.
Parts List
P/N
884-40500-6
L20-1932
656-1000S
656-1500S
561166
705-0632S-NL
090287
758-9199
502958
554099
745-2158B
160110
014388
705-1032S-NL
737-0115
DESCRIPTION
1/2 INCH 6FT FG TUBE
40 meter wire
30 meter wire
6-32 X 1 SCREW
6-32 X 1-1/2 SCREW
6-32 X 3/8 SCREW
#6 WASHER
6-32 NYLON NUT
SUPPORT ROPE
SUPPORT TUBE 3/4 X 29
UBOLT SET
ROPE RING
UBOLT BRACKET
1/4-20 X 1 BOLT
1/4 HEX NUT
CABLE TIE
1/2 clamp
spacer
10-24 x 1 screw
10-24 nylon lock nut
insulator
QTY
4
71ft
53ft
9
3
4
9
15
30FT
1
1
1
1
1
4
25
4
4
4
4
2
NOTES
12 MONTH LIMITED 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 to MFJ Enterprises,
Inc. at the time of warranty service. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. shall have the discretion to deny
warranty without dated proof-of-purchase. Any evidence of alteration, erasure, or forgery shall be
cause to void any and all warranty terms immediately.
2. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. agrees to repair or replace at MFJ’s option without charge to the original
owner any defective product under warranty, provided the product is returned postage prepaid to
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. with a personal check, cashiers check, or money order for $7.00 covering
postage and handling.
3. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. will supply replacement parts free of charge for any MFJ product under
warranty upon request. A dated proof-of-purchase and a $5.00 personal check, cashiers check, or
money order must be provided to cover postage and handling.
4. This warranty is 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 is 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 is 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 MFJ products to be serviced in-warranty or out-of-warranty should be addressed to MFJ
Enterprises, Inc., 300 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, USA and must be
accompanied by a letter describing the problem in detail along with a copy of your dated proof-ofpurchase.
12. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state
to state.
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