|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-908.|
|From: David NK5G|
|I purchaced the MFJ-908 to assist my Hustler antenna system which using the MO-4 mast. I needed to add inductive matching to account for the capacitive reactants from the short antenna. I am real happy with the results.|
Although the ideal place to add a coil of this type is at the antenna, I placed mine at the transmitter for easy access to adjust the values when I change Hustler resonators. It works just fine at the transmitter.
Keep in mind that this is used to keep the exciter happy not to change the electrical physics of the antenna itself. So if you have 2:1 SWR before adding the MFJ-908 you will still have an antenna with 2:1 SWR. You are just adjusting the inductance so the exciter sees a 1:1 thus reducing exciter fold back, etc.
I'd recommend this product for anyone using short compromised HF antennas. In fact I'd say it's a must for these types of antennas.
|From: Robert C Albright KB9NZX|
|Just Purchashed the MFJ-908 Antenna Matcher, I cannot say enough good words for this Product it did everything MFJ said it would. The Little matcher solved all my problems. I recommend it to anyone with antenna matching problems.|
|From: Ray kf7cyg|
|Hi everyone When the sheep in my pasture snagged a turnbuckle on my 80 and 40 meter antenna, they brought it down to the ground. I used the MFJ 908 with max micro farads to feed my 8 foot verticle ground plane antenna. With a large tuner I was able to bring my swr below 1:1.|
I am pleased. Kf7cyg
|From: Phil Delano K2RRX|
|This inductive matcher really is a great tool when matching an HF mobile antenna. I used to use a shunt coil(Which this unit essentially is), and add or remove coils, then stretch and squeeze to get a match. With the MFJ-908 I simply hook up my analyzer and adjust my antenna for resonance on the lowest band of operation, once that is done just set the box switch position to get the best match...I use 40 ohms on 80 meters. The SWR is better than 1.5 throughout the HF band.|
If you care to fiddle a bit, a better match up can be had on any band, just record the switch position and you can always go back to the original setting without guesswork.
I have a truck with a cap, and my MFJ-908 sits just inside the cap on the ledge above the bed rail. I have had Zero issues with this unit, and I regularly work anyone I can hear in the mobile, and often have a better signal than most 100 watt base stations...its all about the efficiency, and this unit allows one to set the best match for maximum transmitter output, especially on 80 and 40 meters.
I highly recommend this unit to anyone thinking about going HF mobile as it really takes the hassle out of the matching process, and is totally trouble free.
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