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Author Topic: Maximum Wattage for MFJ-1717S  (Read 1308 times)
KD2CTJ
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« on: October 21, 2012, 08:45:30 PM »

Hello all,
I am new to amateur radio. Only on the air for about a month, so I'm learning as I go.
Thus far, I have only a Yaesu FT-60R HT.
To add some versatility to my transceiver, I purchased a speaker/mike and MFJ-1717S with MFJ's window mount for the 1717s. This way I can utilize the HT as a mobile unit.
I can't find any information on MFJ's website, but does anybody know the maximum wattage that the 1717S can handle? I've thought of adding a MIrage BD-35 to the mix and want to know if the antenna can handle it.
Any advice/info is appreciated.

Thanks!
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WX7G
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 06:37:44 AM »

I checked the info on the rubber duck and the amp. 45 watts might be ok. The way to tell is to run it and see how hot the antenna gets during a normal transmission. If you can hold your hand around the antenna immediately after a transmission it is good to go.
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KD2CTJ
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 08:29:38 AM »

Thank you! I appreciate the response. Grin
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