SCREWDRIVER ANTENNA INSTRUCTIONS

FOR HIGH FREQUENCY 6 TO 80 METERS

  

 

  

1.  Mount antenna to vehicle rear bumper or frame.  Mounting on vehicle should      be Approximately 22-inch from the ground and 4-6-inch from vehicle.

2.  Have a good ground from frame of vehicle to base of antenna. Using a 1" ground strap.

coax-split one end and hook the center conductor to any one of the 3 screws above the matching coil. The braided part of the coax goes to any one of the 3 screws below the matching coil.

DON’T EVER TAKE ALL 3 SCREWS ON THE LOWER PART OF THE MAST OR ALL 3 ON UPPER PART JUST ABOVE THE COIL OUT AT THE SAME TIME. IF YOU DO YOU HAVE JUST BROUGHT YOURSELF A NEW ANTENNA. THE REASON IS THAT THE MATCHING COIL WILL SPRING APART ON YOU. 

3. Use a 72" whip which is easier to find.  (whip not included) Antenna whip is 72" whip from MFJ # 1964 or from R&L in Ohio. Base of Whip should be sealed with silicone to prevent water from getting inside the antenna.

4. Frequency on 80 meters 125 plus turns on the coil.  Frequency on 40 meters is 40 plus turns.  Frequency on 20 meters is 10 plus turns.  Frequency on 15 meters is 7 plus turns.  Frequency on 6 &10 meters would be zero turns.

5. Twelve (12) volt switch for up and down is at Radio Shack #275-709. (switch not included)

6. Antenna tuning- Antenna is pre-tuned for HF bands.   

8. If you hear a rattling sound upon receiving the antenna, don't worry that is the spring sliding on the shaft for the clutch.

9. You can brace this antenna about half way up by using a U-Bolt or a piece of plastic sheet.

10. Note: The red screw at the bottom the of the antenna is to securely attach the antenna to the mounting stud.  Remove this screw and pull the mounting stud out of the bottom of the antenna. Only on antennas with mounting stud used on RV mounts.

11. If you have any questions pertaining to the antenna, please e-mail at ka6elk@cox.net (Wes) or telephone at (619)445-9157.  

12. THIS ANTENNA WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY AUTOMATIC CONTROLLER FROM OTHER COMPANY.

  

 

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