|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-1919EX.|
|From: Mike W5PEF|
|The 1919EX works very well. You can get your antenna up fast.|
|From: Joe KC2NCZ|
|Just bought a 1919EX over the weekend from HRO in Portland OR. Had it set up in no time; put my Comet GP-1 on the top. Had to use some bike tire inner-tubes to "increase" the diameter of the uppermost pole of the 1919. The U bolts for the antenna were made for bigger poles. None-the-less, works well for portable and EMCOMM ops. Good also for nocturnal antenna deployment (how I use it) for those of us in antenna unfriendly neighborhoods (why I bought it). It's wobbly when fully deployed, but a field expedient guy wire system with hose clamps, 550 cord and tent stakes does the trick on windy days. Now I can hit repeaters 40 miles away with my FT-60 HT. |
|From: B. Biddlecome AE7UE|
|After waiting (2+) months for this, it arrived with a broken bolt that secures one of the legs to center mast pole. The plastic part of the hand screw (bolt?) that is loosened to expand the legs was also broken. The shipping cardboard box is woefully inadequate for this product. The product seems OK but got here so late that I'll have to wait for better weather to actually try it out. //Bruce -- AE7UE//|
|From: John KD0SFY|
|As seems to be the norm with this company's products, the description and instructions do not match the actual product. |
For example, the stand part is supposed to be 7' 8" extended -- not even close. Try 4' 3.5". The description might be correct if the stand were actually the MFJ-1919, but it isn't. It appears that when you order a 1919EX, they remove the top tube of the standard 1919 stand.
Another example: The stand instructions have two large mounting knobs/screws and the stand actually shipped with them, however, the top mount shown in the stand instructions does not exist, probably because the top tube does not exist. So, I have an extra mounting knob/screw and associated nut that the 1919EX does not need.
As for the mast, several of the fiberglass tubes demonstrate a poor finish on one side, probably caused by air in the epoxy. Hopefully this will not affect the strength of the mast.
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