|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-1798.|
|From: William Houston W7FL|
I bought an MFJ-1798 antenna and there is no question that it works great. I\'ve been using it for about two months now. I\'ve worked almost 100 countries in my spare time. Yes, I know, the band conditions are good. But, with 100 watts or less I\'ve been able to bust any pileup I\'ve encountered. Instant band switching is such a joy and I\'ve used it from 10 to 80 mtrs. It\'s mounted with the base about 8 feet off the ground and it works great. Amazing antenna!
I just wanted to say thanks for the best multi-band vertical I\'ve ever used.
William Houston W7FL
|From: James K7JLN|
|Well, this antenna, when adjusted properly is a good performer. 75/80M is a bit rough, but seems to be partially due to band conditions. On 40M, lost about half the band after raising the antenna, trimmed in short lengths and tested several times before raising. 20M is perfect across the board! 17-2M all seem to work just as well. Received 5/9 reports on 20M, 80M is a bit rough but may be due primarily to my antenna location (Metal roofed and sided building). What I have been able to check on 40M, have not made any contacts(However reception is great)..(No contacts due to not wanting to disrupt anyone). As far as construction is concerned... WoW !!! It withstood 70-80 mph winds from the last storm, as if nothing happened...I need to do a bit more on tuning this antenna and adjusting for height, but am looking forward to lots of use from this antenna.|
|From: Dave W5LP|
|I have used this antenna for just sliglty under a year now. I am very impressed. I receive strong signal reports and get consistant 5-9 signal reports with 100w of power. Thank you MFJ for a great antenna.|
|From: Richard WB6TMV|
|Opinions seem to be all over on this antenna - my experience has been excellent. Yes it took about 8 hours to properly assemble and I did use an antenna analyzer to properly tune each band to where I wanted it. At first I had it mounted on a 5 ft mast in a tripod on my deck - worked that way for about 6 months and then put it up on a 25 ft tower, 5 ft mast, putting the top up at about 50 feet. No problems with snow, wind or ice here in Colorado. The performance, based on signal reports, distant stations I could hear and work, and comments received from other operators, have been very favorable and much improved at the higher elevation. So far I have not had problems other than what Ihave experienced with the capacitors at the top of the antenna, icing or bending, the SO239 at the bottom or any tuning problems. Maybe I am lucky, or maybe I just took extra care when assembling and weatherproofing the connections - bottom line, IMHO it is a top performer compared to the other trapped verticals I have tried to use over the years with ground radial problems and marginal performance - not looking back.|
|From: MIKE N1WO|
|GREAT ANT. FOR THE DOLLARS I HAVE WORKED ALOT OF COUNTRIES BUT HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN. SOON IT WILL GO BACK UP WHEN I GET SOME PARTS THE WIRE COULD BE STRONGER THOUGH.|
|From: John Rubano W0JWR|
|I will start out by saying I would prefer to have a yagi mounted on a 100 foot tower and a complete antenna farm. However, I live in a home with a tiny lot. Soooo... I thought I would try the MFJ-1798. |
I have used this antenna for about 3 months and find it to be a great addition to my shack. I have worked over 50 countries and participated in several contests on both cw and ssb. It takes some effort to tune it properly but is well worth the effort. Also the support from MFJ has been superb. One of the stubs was defective upon unpacking and MFJ had a replacement shipped immediately! I use it on 80, 30, 20, 17 15 12 and 10 meters, using 50 watts for cw and 100 watts for ssb with great reports. the antenna is mounted on a 16 foot pole, I highly recommend this antenna for overall performance.
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