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looking at MFJ 31' vertical /portable antenna

Aug 26th 2012, 21:15

KB9YUT

Joined: Feb 6th 2001, 00:00
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I was looking at the MFJ 2982 vertical antenna, and wondering if anyone has one, or what the antenna specialist here think of it.
It is listed as a portable, easy assembly. I wanted something for trips " up- north" so I can take one of the radios and get set up fast at the cabin.
I currently have a wire antenna set for 40 m, but its a problem getting up into trees, even with a good launcher. I dont want to leave dipole up as storms destroyed the last one.
The MFJ comes with a ground radial set-up, and mast is self supporting.
Any thoughts or comments would be apprciated.

Apr 11th, 22:28

N1KTS

Joined: Mar 20th, 21:52
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I just bought this antenna and i wish i had read the reviews first.Everyone is saying its a pile of junk...I own it and am still going to make it work.....I am not to good with the antenna part of this hobby..Ill let you know after this weekend how it goes with the install..
Apr 15th, 18:00

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Instead of leaving a dipole up, perhaps you could install support ropes that can be used for future operations?

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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