Back to MFJ. I bought a number of MFJ items in the '90s with no QC issues and all did the job they were designed to do. At some point each was replaced with an item that offered a feature/function that I valued that the MFJ unit did not. One of the oldest MFJ items still around is a 1270B TNC I bought right at 30 years ago. I've not powered it up for a couple of years or so, but I have no doubt it would probably fire right up and be useful as a KISS TNC. I still have a 949D tuner we used during Field Day. I have one of the older Ameritron ALS-600 amplifiers that I bought secondhand. No complaints. Works every time I turn it on. The only complaint I ever had wasn't a QC issue but a sales issue and it wasn't even my purchase! Years back a friend asked me to wired up their then new contest voice keyers. All was well except that to connect it to the computer so CT would activate it, one needed to connect the lines to a five (as I recall) pin header on the back panel. This header should have had a connector supplied but apparently it was only included as part of their pre-made interface cable sold for $15 or some such. Well, we couldn't find a connector locally so he finally convinced MFJ to send him one or two. I guess we had been spoiled by other manufacturers including the needed connectors for their devices. Fortunately, modern software plays sound files through the sound adapter so such boxes are no longer necessary.