MFJ-1708 SDR Problem

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by F4HSQ, Mar 30, 2018.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just seen a ad here on QRZ advertising the MFJ-1708SDR

    V2 coming soon is my guess. C5 = 1pf, Maybe add a removable jumper.
     
  2. KA7KDX

    KA7KDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    ha, that would explain the high swr. I chased that for several hours. Ordered the MFJ-1708B-SDR, but it's backordered for 4 weeks.
     
  3. KG2C

    KG2C XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is in stock now at HRO and mine got shipped yesterday.
     
  4. KA7KDX

    KA7KDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    out of stock... 3 weeks.
     
  5. KA7KDX

    KA7KDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I got my 1708B today, 3:1 at 144.120MHz :(
     
  6. W2WDX

    W2WDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    After all these years ya guys still don't know ... what MFJ stands for ... Mother F Junk. Decades worth of similar stories and you still buy their stuff? Really?! You guys STILL buy this junk ... after all this time?

    I'm miffed. I wouldn't even buy a PL-259 connector from them.
     
  7. KA7KDX

    KA7KDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd like feedback from others before I draw conclusions.
     
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Me too.

    Building something better is a option too.

    I would trust the MFJ SO-239 connectors. :p
     
  9. K3LI

    K3LI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It really kills me how some of you guys "trash" MFJ, yet, you still buy the product. MFJ is one of the best companies I ever dealt with. Sure, maybe they have some quality issues, no doubt. That said, they have never ever questioned a request for a replacement item, missing part, or anything else. Almost evey time I had a problem, the replacement item was shipped before I even returned the defective item. Now you want better quality? Ok, fine, dont be cheap and be willing to spend 200 or 300 bucks for the "quality you demand" and not 25 bucks. You spend cheap, expect a problem or two. It is on you, nobody else. I once purchased an ALS 600 that had problems. Sent it for repair, and it worked a week. Called MFJ and they asked me to send it back and they would give me a new replacement. To my surprise, I had shipping notice and tracking number in my email inbox the same day before I even had the bad unit back in its box. How many companies would do that? NONE I know of other than MFJ. Sure a 30 or 40 dollar item maybe, but a $1,700 amp? Goes to the character of the company witch in MFJ's case is top drawer.
     
  10. KA7KDX

    KA7KDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    please, lets stay focused on the topic.
     

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