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MFJ 2919BP - BALUN, BEAD, 4:1 1.8-30MHZ, BINDING POST Manual
MFJ-918BP, MFJ-2919BP, and MFJ-2920BP
1.5 kW, 1.8-30 MHz Portable Balun
Introduction: Without a balun, the outer surface of your coax shield provides a
common-mode path for transmitted RF to flow from the antenna down to your
operating location. Here, it can disrupt or damage sensitive electronics and, if
severe, may even change the antenna's radiation pattern, distort your transmit
audio, or cause a painful RF burn. On receive, the process is reversed, with stray
locally generated carriers and "hash" traveling up the cable to the feedpoint to
raise the noise floor and cover weak signals.
Description: The MFJ-918BP, MFJ-2919BP, and MFJ-2920BP are especially
packaged to provide balun protection for portable installations. Antenna wire or
ladder line is connected to the PVC housing using color-coded 5-way binding
posts for rapid installation and removal. Color coded terminals indicates the DC
path through the MFJ-918BP (red = center conductor, black = shield). Note that
the MFJ-2919BP and MFJ-2920BP have internal transformer connections that
appear as a DC short between antenna terminals. On the inside, highpermeability ferrite beads are installed over RG-303 Teflon coax to ensure high
power handling, maximum suppression, and minimal signal loss. Chemically
welded PVC construction guarantees long life under adverse environmental
conditions. Coax attaches to a premium grade Teflon SO-239.
[ ] MFJ-918BP: A 1:1 ratio 50-Ohm current balun designed to minimize losses
and deliver superior suppression over the entire HF range. Dipole or G5RV feed
connects directly to 5-way terminals.
[ ] MFJ-2919BP: A 4:1 ratio transmission-line transformer style balun designed
for 200-Ohm loads. Especially adapted for portable folded dipoles and OCFDs.
[ ] MFJ-2920BP: A 9:1 ratio transmission-line transformer design for 450-Ohm
applications. May also be used for transitions to ladder line.
The PVC balun enclosure may be secured with a hose clamp, taped, or tethered
to any portable mast, post, or tower to serve as a center insulator for a temporary
antenna. When installing, always support the balun enclosure vertically with the
weep hole facing toward the ground to ensure proper drainage.
Important Warning: To prevent accidental death or serious injury, never
install an antenna where it can contact power lines. Also, to prevent
dangerous RF burns, keep energized antenna surfaces out of reach to
humans and animals.
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.
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
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. agrees to repair or replace at MFJ's option without charge to the
original owner any defective product under warrantee 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.
This warranty is NOT void for owners who attempt to repair defective units. Technical
consultation is available by calling the Service Department at 662-323-0549 or the MFJ
Factory at 662-323-5869.
This warranty does not apply to kits sold by or manufactured by MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
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.
Under no circumstances is MFJ Enterprises, Inc. liable for consequential damages to
person or property by the use of any MFJ products.
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.
This warranty is given in lieu of any other warranty expressed or implied.
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.
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-of-purchase.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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