In September of last year I purchased a MFJ-1621 portable antenna from Ham Radio Outlet.
I purchased a ICOM 718 Tranceiver so that I could get back on the air.
Since I live in a condo where outside antennas are not allowed I was able to install the 1621 above the garage area where it would not show from the exterior.
I have been a HAM since 1963 but had not been active since 1985 so getting back on the air was a major doing. My brother in law Harold Littell WA8MRT was the pushing force behind getting back on the air.
I operate mostly on 40 meters and since going back on the air I have been able to work over 26 states from Florida to Wisconsin with no problems. I have worked mobiles in North Carolina and Texas.
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the MFJ-1621 as my base station antenna. If I see you folks at the Dayton Hamfest I will shake your hand.
I may go mobile on 40 meters and if I do I will be looking at an MFJ Enterprises Antenna, you can bet on that.
So, thanks for having such a great product that really works. I think you should do away with the word \"portable\" because it is truly a great base station antenna for people with limited means both in cost and space.
Milton J. Long WA8LDR