The images below show the Series LA rack mount RF deck during its packaging sequence. This covers models LA-72A, 12A, 22A and, 62A.

Typical RF deck + accessory orders ship inside 1 double carton and 1 single carton. The amplifier ships with its electron tubes installed. The larger carton’s overall package size measures 24″ x 16″ x 10″ (62 x 41 x 25 cm) and weighs 23 lb. (10 kg.). The 2nd carton only contains the blower. The smaller carton’s overall package size measures 16″ x 12″ x 10″ (41 x 31 x 26 cm) and weighs 6 lb. (3 kg.).

The shipping weight is calculated with the following items in the larger box: RF deck, electron tubes, power detector and T-R relay. The smaller box contains just the blower.

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If you are returning an amplifier to the factory for evaluation and repair AND you no longer have the original packaging, you can purchase a new packaging set by contacting Manitou Systems.

This set comes with the following items; inner and outer carton, accessory carton, large bubble wrap, 8 pieces Styrofoam corners. We suggest that you follow the preparation and packaging sequence in the following images. You will need to provide your own plastic bag to (separately) protect the amplifier and it’s accessories and clear, heavy duty, 2″ wide packing tape to seal the boxes. The (empty) shipping weight for the set is x lbs.



Always contact Manitou Systems before shipping any product back to us and always include our email address on the shipper’s electronic form so that we are alerted to the shipment’s status.






1 – Remove all accessories from the amplifier and wrap it with plastic or place it in a plastic bag and secure with tape.

2 – Wrap the amplifier with 2 layers of bubble wrap and tape.

3 – Add 2 pieces of bubble wrap to each side and tape. 

4 – Place wrapped amplifier in the inner carton.


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5 – Gather the accessories; T-R switch & RF coupler, place in a plastic bag, wrap with bubble wrap and place in the open area on each side. 

6 – Add additional bobble wrap to the sides of the amplifier to fill the space.




7 – Now close and tape the inner carton and add the 8 Styrofoam corners.

8 – Place the inner carton into the outer carton and seal with tape.

9 – Wrap the blower with bubble wrap and place into the 2nd carton and seal with tape.

10 – Add shipping labels and ship to Manitou Systems.