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Customer Reviews for the MFJ-1868.

From: Dave Medlin N/A
I replaced an old discone with this antenna for its lower frequency coverage, and this antenna rocks. The solid construction of the machined radial mounting ring, mas mount, and overall construction scheme is wonderful compared to the other discones I've worked with, and the weather-protected connector mounting location inside the mast is a superb idea. I could only wish that the antenna either came with RG-8 or no coax at all, as 50 feet of RG-58 has horrendous losses at the higher end of the spectrum this antenna will cover. I put the coax the antenna came with in a box in favor of an LMR-400 lead-in. Overall, a 9.5 out of 10 mechanically. I don't have a SWR bridge that will operate high enough in frequency to evaluate the electrical performance, though.

From: Tim Gunther KC5EQW
I recently ordered & received your discone antenna and am very impressed by the speed of delivery & the quality of the product. I've seen a few of these antennas and have never seen one this well built from quality materials. Billet machined aluminum hub, 1/8 inck stainless steel rods. Get out of here !!!!! It also performs beyond my expectations. Cannot thank you enough

From: DOUG KI4PAU
THIS IS THE BEST SCANNER ANTENNA I HAVE EVER USED. IT HAS GREAT RECEIVE!
I GOT ONE AND AM GOING TO ORDER ANOTHER.

From: Randy K5RHD
I have one of these hooked up to my Yaesu Ft-8900R that is acting as a base unit. It is 30 feet above ground at my QTH. SWR at 2M is nearly perfect with just a few points that rise to 1.1 or 1.2 to 1 and nearly the same at 6 Meters with a little jump when you get close to 54MHZ - I could probably stand to tune the whip a bit. On 6 meters SWR is 1:1 at 52.525mhz! I can easily receive signals on the upper part of 10 meters (my radio is FM only). I don't have an SWR meter to measure 440, but I am sure it is OK. I can hit repeaters 60+ miles away on 5W with full quieting. Get this antenna up as high as you can and you will have GREAT results. I agree that the unit should be sold without any cable - reduce the price and let the buyer choose their own. Easy to assemble - less than 10 minutes with the correct tools. Great antenna and customer service from MFJ! Construction and build quality seems fine but we will see when the winds kick up here in NM next spring. - 73s Randy, K5RHD.

From: Scott Todd N0BST
Installed a few of these as replacement EAS monitoring antennas for some radio stations I work for. We had been using the Radio Shack ones but they were too fragile. Having assembled both I can tell you this one is by far the better of the two- solid rods vs. hollow, and no itty-bitty hardware to lose. Spend the extra bucks for this one, you won\'t regret it!



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