|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-1790.|
|From: Robert Mason K5SET|
|Antenna arrived with 2 top vertical sections and missing 1 of the horizontal sections. |
Not a big problem, used a hack saw to cut need clamp slot.
Assembly was fast and easy.
Instructions say antenna must be mounted to a 'Non-Metal' mast??
I used slotted PVC pipe 12 inches long slipped over my steel mast as my mounting point.
It's constructed from: bottom radiator being 3/8 and the top and horizontal sections being 5/16 aluminum tubing.
Only time will tell if it can survive my first strong Oklahoma wind storm.
|From: Bryan KC8TRL|
I ordered the MFJ-1790 10 Meter antenna on 12/04/15 from R and L Electronics.
I got the antenna and about three days later when I opened the box 2 of the radials, the radiator was bent a little bit but I figured it was not real bad so 3 days later I assembled the antenna tuned it about 6 feet off the ground. After getting a 1.1 to 1 SWR I mounted the antenna at 25 feet in the air and it was working great. Then about a week ago(12/23/15) the SWR started fluctuating between 1.2-1.9 to 1 on and off while just testing the SWR so I am hoping it's just the cold whether and wind; if it does not stop by spring I'll send it back to MFJ but other than that it works good, gets my signal out there, made a few contacts in a couple different countries. KC8TRL
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