|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-9420.|
|From: Craig Elliot N1MHB|
Just wanted to let you know the MFJ 9420 works beyond my wildest expectations. Have worked around the world with excellent reports. Thanks for a great product. N1MHB Craig Elliot Bristol, ME
|From: Richard Meal MW0RGM|
|Fantastic radio and one of the most fun pieces of kit I have. Used mobile, portable and base from home(with 971 ATU and matching supply), hotels, while traveling (just from a gel cel), holidaying; this is one radio you will not regret owning. This radio gets real results - who needs 100w plus? Using this rig is guaranteed to make you smile. If I were to have only one radio, this would be it. Ace! |
|From: Dalton Boehm ad9gb|
|I'm very fond of this little radio. I talked to Australia one morning (gray line) out of my semi in Atlanta, Ga. I was using a Hamstick antenna. This radio never ceases to amaze me. It would make anyone, beginner or old timer, a good mobile transceiver..........................DGBoehm, AD9GB.|
|From: Howard Burns WB0ATB|
|The MFJ-9420 is a excellent QRP transceiver. Easy to tune up, hot receiver, and a analog s-meter that moves and is easy to read. I have taken it along when traveling and visiting relatives. It sets up easy and is rugged. I use it with a 3 Amp regulated power supply and 12 volt rechargeable gel cell batteries. It does a very respectable job with just a 20 meter dipole. MFJ has a winner in the QRP arena with the MFJ-94XX series. This rig will fullfill your expections when hiking, fishing, camping and just a take along at the last minute ham transceiver. Not to mention the portable and emergency uses.|
I can defintely recommend the MFJ-9420 for its size, performance and ease of operation. On the "Wish List" side a digital readout would be a welcome improvement. Analog tuner readout is not very accurate (can be off 5 to 10 KHZ). I realize this would increase the cost of the rig and decrease the operating time on batteries and emergency power ops. Perhaps analog or digital tuning could be offerred as a choice when purchasing a MFJ-94XX series rig. WB0ATB.
73's & happy QRPing! WB0ATB
|From: Jim George ki0ad|
|Awesome little rig, using average wire antennas I am able to work almost any station I hear. So far the best antenna is a end-fed half wave that is very portable. The little rig is rock stable with no drifting after warming up about 10 to 15 minutes. Can't wait to do some Mountain topping with the unit. I'll post pictures on the Web this summer. I want a 9440 now.|
|From: Jimmy Cary WX9DX|
|I have had this radio for over 15 years and works flawless. It is the older one without RIT control. This morning at 2:30am central time I worked Belgium ON4WDL and the Azores CU3AC with a dipole at 20 feet. This radio at 10 watts works great and the CW from it is amazing also with the add on board. Anyone can use this radio as it is so simple and has built in features that you only see in high cost radios. These guys did their home work building this unit. |
I have had this radio for over 15 years and works flawless. It is the older one without RIT control. This morning at 2:30am central time I worked Belgium ON4WDL and the Azores CU3AC with a dipole at 20 feet. This radio at 10 watts works great and the CW from it is amazing also with the add on board. Anyone can use this radio as it is so simple and has built in features that you only see in high cost radios. These guys did their homework building this unit.
I ran this unit mobile for years and when parked it works great but it does not like motor noise at all. I have worked many DX contacts with this and a Ham stick on the truck. Itís amazing for a small radio in a vehicle. Now days I use this radio when I go on vacations and boating. Works great from the UTV 4 wheeler during hunting trips also. As you notice this radio is my constant companion on times away from home. Looking forward to getting the 40 meter one soon maybe for Christmas.
Thanks and 73
Jimmy, ARRL TC, WX9DX
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