|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-2286.|
|From: Bruce K6BAA|
|Antenna out of the box was found to be well engineered. I assembled it in a few minutes, mounted it ground level on a tripod in my back yard, six loops in the coax for a inline balun, adjusted it with my MFJ antenna analyzer and imediately made a 10 meter contact to Japan with further contacts to Brazil and Argentina the next day. Looking forward to camping and field day.|
|From: John KCTHY|
|Baught a 17 foot Big Stick in November 2013. I Mounted it on an aluminum pipe I had laying around, and stretched the counterpoise wires out and anchored them to the ground with some long screws. After that I set the antenna for 20 meters, and put my MFJ 259B on it. Had it tuned perfectly within 2 minutes and within 30 minutes had worked stations in the US and Great Brittan. I plan to use it on SKN on 20 and 40 meters. The antenna lives outside and I use 50 feet of RG58 coax with about 15 feet of coax coiled on a 5 inch form at the feedpoint. I like it. Its simple, and it works. I would strongly recommend an antenna analyzer because it makes tuning so simple and doesn't put a strain on your finals. Also, my MFJ 949 Versa Tuner is always connected so I can monitor SWR and tune if needed. This antenna of course does not perform like a Yagi tri bander, but it's a good antenna for portable or home use. If there is anything negative to say, I would say with no automatic band switching, you do have to go outside and retune it when you change bands, but so what! It's inexpensive, portable and it works.|MFJ-461
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