The MFJ-706 is an Emergency Communications (EmComm) box that turns your ICOM IC-706 into an instant and foolproof emergency communications center. It covers all HF, VHF and UHF amaterur radio frequencies available on the IC-706.
It is literally a complete grab-and-go communications center that can provide a full 100 Watts SSB/CW signal simply by plugging into any available vehicle cigarette lighter socket or light-duty 10 to 15 Amp 12 VDC power supply.
An MFJ exclusive PeakPowerBoostTM circuit delivers instantaneous SSB/CW power peaks using several Farads of super capacitance.
A built-in, full range automatic antenna tuner turns any random wire or other antenna into a highly effective HF antenna. Simple foolproof automatic tuning is done with a single push of a button.An optional antenna mount gives you the ability to screw on a loaded whip (such as a Hamstick) for long range HF communication or use a high-gain VHF/UHF antenna for local communications.
The IC-706 control head can easily be removed and placed in a convenient location while the larger MFJ EmComm box can be placed in the trunk, or on the floor or backseat of your vehicle. It is a compact 6 3/4W x 4 1/2H x 13 1/2D inches.
When you’re ready to move on, just grab the handle and go. The handle is positioned so the MFJ EmComm box is perfectly balanced for carrying. Tough front and back covers secure and fully protect all of the enclosed electronic gear.
A convenient compartment stows your microphone and other small accessories so you are always ready for emergencies.
The IC-706 speaker is fully exposed so speech audio is always loud and clear. The transceiver is well ventilated to prevent overheating so you can provide continuous high-power communications. The MFJ-706 can be used horizontally, vertically, or at any other angle.
When a sudden emergency arises you literally can grab an entire communications center, rush to the site, and be in instant HF/VHF/UHF communication in minutes! Simple, reliable emergency communications can easily be provided by any untrained personnel.