New USB interface for HF digital modes by MFJ

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KJ4YZI, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. WF9Q

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    You obviously did not have a loss for words when you attacked MFJ with your disparaging comments.
     
  2. N7JS

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    It's just a minimalist interface (with built in audio card) that does what it is supposed to do. They can be had for $89 to your door including radio cable and shipping. No jumper wires to set up...just plug the thing in and go. If you are not interested in losing an hour or 2 of your life building some ugly breadboard thing with wires and pots hanging from it (sitting next to your $2,000 rig) it's a fair price considering the on board audio card and painted case. If you have an extra Grant in your wallet and want a few more bells and whistles including an on/off switch with LED status and detachable USB cable (cmon MFJ, those are pretty obvious) by all means splurge for the Signalink. I have both interfaces and do prefer the Signalink with my portable FT-817 setup for my 2 complaints... clean break down by detaching all cables and on/off switch for power savings. Items not necessary for my home station setup and hence the MFJ works great for that and keeps it simple.
     
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  3. N5ABI

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    Sorry for bumping this thread, but I own a MFJ-1204. I bought mine brand new in the box from a local ham for $40. It was easy to install and setup. When it dies, I'll go with a Signalink. But so far, I can't complain about how it works. I also own a few MFJ products and they have worked well for me. MFJ is a niche in a high end market to a lot of radio amateurs.
     
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  4. KA9JLM

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    The price was right.

    The thing I like about MFJ is that you can work on it, Brand new right out of the box. :rolleyes:
     
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