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MFJ-9200 is a bold new addition to MFJ’s legendary QRP transceiver line, delivering unmatched six-band CW performance in a compact pocket-sized package. QRP radios have always been small in size, but thanks to direct-digital synthesis and microprocessor technology, the MFJ-9200 represents a quantum leap over traditional designs with an unprecedented number of features for a very affordable price.
The MFJ-9200 covers 80 through 15 Meters using computer-modeled plug-in filter modules that yield no-compromise receiver performance and solid QRP+ transmit power on every band. There’s also built-in iambic keying with a manual-key sensor, a programmable CQ message, and seamless QSK T/R switching. DDS frequency control delivers rock-solid stability, precise 100-Hz readout, and eight memory channels per band. Plus, you get a choice of three main-dial tuning rates and RIT with 10-Hz tuning resolution.
Other features include selectable IF-band-width for monitoring SSB or CW, a 20-dB front-end attenuator for overload protection, and a switched backlight for the LCD display. There’s also plenty of receiver overlap for monitoring international short wave broadcasting.
MFJ-9200 runs on any power source between 8 and 15 VDC and draws a miserly 40 mA on receive with the display backlight turned off — perfect for prolonged off-the-grid adventures. Best of all, the QR-Pocket Radio is the smallest and lightest backpack transceiver currently available.
MFJ also offers a wide range of QRP accessories to compliment the MFJ-9200 QRPocket CW TransceiverTM. For example, the MFJ-561 Miniature Iambic Paddle is a perfect companion when you’re traveling light.
Also, consider picking up a pair of MFJ-392B light-weight stereo headphones for cushioned comfort and clear sound during those long QRP contest sessions.
For off-road adventure, check out MFJ’s line of Walkabout portable antennas that plug directly into the QRPocket CW Transceiver’s BNC connector. MFJ-1899T, (see left) features 80 through 6 Meter coverage with a “wander-lead” tapped loading coil and collapsible 52-inch whip. Requires MFJ-7703, BNC to BNC elbow connector.
For mono-band coverage, consider the collapsible MFJ-1880T, MFJ-1840T, MFJ-1830T, MFJ-1817T, or MFJ-1815T.
For random wire antennas, try the popular MFJ-902 miniature travel tuner.
Finally, when operating at home with your feet up, plug in the MFJ-4103 miniature switching power supply.
The MFJ-9200 QRPocket CW Transceiver comes complete with one band module of your choosing, and modules for the other bands.
Transceiver operation is intuitive, easy-to-master, and clearly explained in an easy-to-understand manual written by popular author and QRP Hall of Fame member Rick Littlefield, K1BQT.
We all know working rare DX is exciting, but being rare DX is a truly indescribable!
Given the MFJ-9200 QRPocket CW Transceiver’s diminutive size, features, wide coverage, and solid output, all of the ingredients are here to turn your next vacation or business trip into a expedition to remember!
Frequency Control: DDS, 60-MHz reference frequency Tuning Step: 100-Hz, 1-kHz, and 100-kHz RIT Step: 10-Hz VFO Memories: 8 per band VFO Display: LCD, 802-pixel, switched backlight VFO Display Frequency Resolution: 100-Hz, 10-Hz with RIT activated Operating Modes: Transmit – A1 (CW), Receive – A1, A3J (LSB or USB) CW Offset: ~700 Hz T/R Switching: Full QSK Frequency Coverage, MHz: Band:
80-M Receive: 3.2-4.9 Transmit: 3.5-4.0
40-M Receive: 5.9-7.5 Transmit: 7.0-7.3
30-M Receive: 9.4-12.1 Transmit: 10.1-10.15
20-M Receive: 13.5-15.8 Transmit: 14.0-14.35
17-M Receive: 17.4-19.1 Transmit: 18.068-18.168
15-M Receive: 18.5-22.0 Transmit: 21.0-21.45
Receiver MDS: 0.1-uV, all bands AGC Threshold: 3 to 5-uV, all bands Bandwidth: Selectable, 600-Hz CW, 2.5-Hz SSB Audio Output: 100-mW, 8-Ohm load, stereo plug Receiver Current Drain: ~40-mA no backlight, ~80 mA with backlight Transmitter Keying: Iambic automatic, straight-key sensing, CQ memory Speed Range: 3-45 WPM Transmitter Power: 5-W or better, all bands, at 12.6 Volts Harmonic and spur suppression: -50 dB or better, all operating voltages Typical Transmit Current: 0.9-A at 10-V, 1.2-A at 14-V Supply Voltage: 8-15 VDC at 1.5A Dimensions: 4.8″x3.15″x1.34″, 120x80x34-mm Weight: 7.4 oz, 200 gm