MFJ-1621 - Complete Portable Antenna system with 50ft Cable
ANTENNA, PORTABLE ANTENNA, 10M THRU 40M
Portable HF Antenna covering 40 Meters through 10 Meters with 50ft Cable & Matching unit
This antenna will operate on 7, 10, 14, 21, 24 and 30 MHz.
Maximum input power is 200 watts.
In addition a field strength meter is built-in for ease of tuning.
With the MFJ-1621, you can enjoy operating your rig in remote locations (camping, motels, field day, etc). where a regular antenna may be difficult to set-up and it does not require a ground plane. Keep in mind that this antenna is not intended to permanently replace or out perform a regular full size antenna (dipole, beam, etc). It is designed to allow you to operate when no other antenna is available.
The inductor of the MFJ-1621 is tapped to match the telescopic whip supplied when it is fully extended. SWR below 2:1 can be obtained in most cases. Note that although the BAND switch is labeled for certain bands of
operation, there will be cases where you will find that the minimum SWR occurs with the BAND switch set to a different band. This condition is normal.
Fifty feet of RG-58/u cable is provided to allow you to locate the antenna where it is best for operation. Keep the antenna clear from metallic objects and other obstacles which may interfere with operation. Since RF is presented at the antenna, it is important that the plastic tubing be placed over the whip to avoid RF burns to bystander. Also, it is a good idea to anchor the unit when it is windy.