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Customer Reviews for the MFJ-969.

From: Manuel Caldera KC6ZSY
I purchased two MFJ’s 969 prior to this annual Field-Day, 2009, event. The other MFJ 969 was for home use. I was very impressed on the documentation on the unit. After reading the entire documentation, I hooked up the unit to my FT-900 Yeasu. I tuned my 80m loop, and my vertical Butterfly antennas after documenting those settings, and within minutes, I was on the air. My first contact was Alaska.

-Manny, KC6ZSY

From: David kr4aw
I use my MFJ-969 antenna tuner at home on a multi-band 43'vertical antenna. The big knob on the tuner is not very smooth but it sure is fast tuning on all bands. I was very surprised! It's so fast and easy. I love it! Thanks MFJ, you did it again with another great product. 73's KR4AW


From: Emmett KD2AIP
I bought this a few months back and it's an excellent addition to my small but growing shack. I experimented with different dipoles, and with the 969 I'm able to get just about anything near resonance down to a 1:1 SWR. So I'm always getting maximum forward power, which is important for me who runs only 100 watts. I need every boost I can get, and this tuner gives me every ounce.

I highly recommend it.

From: Andy Morgan GD1MIP
Works well. Only gripe is the inductor is not too smooth on turning.

But it works.

From: Garel White AC7GI
I got this to replace my banged up MFJ-989C. I never ran nothing but 100 Watts with the 989C, so it was always more than I needed. This new clean MFJ-969 will put me in the ballpark. It is just as dependable and works well in all situations. I'm tired of hearing about MFJ Quality. I read your manual first. As a matter of fact I have never had a problem with MFJ Products. Also, I am thankful they exist, offering reasonable prices along with a great 1 year no matter what warranty.

From: Dave Campbell K8BYP
A tuner with a tapped inductor is less expensive, but get a roller unit like this one instead, its far superior in the event the proper tuning falls in between where the taps would be. This allows maximizing the capacitance of the capacitors for maximum coupling.

The antenna switch on the front panel is much easier to work with than the -941.

The cross needle meter is large enough to read easily.

This unit is large enough to make a nice stand for my FT857 and MFJ-4230 power supply to fit on a small table.

Note that the Peak/Average button must be set to Average (faster meter response) when adjusting the tuner so a sudden dip in SWR can be registered on the meter. The Peak setting, contrary to what it sounds like, has a time constant of several seconds to sample and hold the peak RF power reading, so it responds too slowly to quick changes in tuner settings. This is not a design flaw, theres no need for a peak reading with a CW signal while tuning, that is a constant amplitude.

The inductance shaft turns roughly, the nylon gears are not greased. Greasing nylon can deteriorate it long term as often led to broken and discolored gears in VCRs. It's very difficult to turn it with the spinner button.



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