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Author Topic: Automating the MFJ-1664  (Read 332 times)
KD0AFK
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« on: June 14, 2007, 10:49:42 AM »

I am saving for a hi-q 4/160 but I am getting impatient. I would like to get on the HF bands as soon as I upgrade. I can get a MFJ-1664 for just a little money and would probably sell it later. Has anyone put a motor on this antenna? It looks like it can be done with a little ingenuity. Also, I was looking at the latest copy of QST and it has an article on an audible noise bridge. This could be used very well for a screwdriver tuner right?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007, 11:16:06 AM »

It could be done, but it isn't the best method. There are others just as easy to accomplish.

The MFJ possibly could be motorized, but by the time you got through, you would have spend more than buying a motorized one in the beginning.

If you want something dirt cheap (in the interim), then look around for a used Hamstick, or make one yourself. Certainly not as good as a HiQ, but even brand new they're about $25.

Alan, KØBG
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