|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-1436.|
|From: Bryan KC8TRL|
|I had this Ant for about 2 years and works great I have not had a bit of trouble with this ant got a lot of good reports (5-5,5-9Db)on2,6m SSB also has gret recieve I would recamend this ant to peaple in a heartbeat for $80 you can\'t go wrong|
|From: Brian KF4EWO|
|Bought my first one of this model antenna to use with a dual band 2m/440 radio with the intent of adding six meter in the near future back around year 2000. while at that time i never did add the six meter rig it worked great as a 2m/440 antenna mounted on my pick up on the bed rail just behind the cab. Good swr on both bands and lasted for about six years till i removed it and sold it. Only problem I ever had was the chain for the fold over broke after hitting a very low hanging tree at about 60 mph. drilled two small holes and put in screws to hold it and was back in business but could not fold over any more.|
Now it is 2016 and have recently acquired a quad band fm radio with 10m/6m/2m/440 and purchased another one of these antennas to use again. Good swr on all three bands and wider then you might expect. Mounted in same location as previous antenna on newer truck, just 6 inches behind driver side cab on bed rail. For the 10 meter antenna I use an old Radio Shack 8 foot steel whip mounted exactly the same on the passenger side with a duplexer to separate out the 10m rf.
I've had good luck with mine, I hope you will have good luck with yours. I'm seriously considering buying a second one and playing with co-phasing them together and seeing what results I get.
I will add this, i've seen other reviews on other sites of people having trouble with theirs, getting this antenna to match. After playing with this new one for a couple of days before mounting on the truck I did realize you need a very good ground, preferably a mount screwed in or bolted on.
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