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Author Topic: DX Engineering takes over Butternut & Bencher  (Read 1092 times)
KC8Y
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« on: December 06, 2014, 03:45:10 PM »

I just read this on the site of QRZ.COM--news

Now, if they can take over MFJ & put some QC into them Huh?

Happy Holidays

Ken KC8Y
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ZENKI
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 12:06:32 AM »

Good news a professional business company with a  very good business ethic can do wonders for a brand name.
Maybe they will design a long boom Skyhawk that covers all bands including the WARC bands.
The Hygain TH11 is a good antenna buying anything like this from MFJ would be a huge risk especially if you dont live in the USA.
A long boom multiband  beam like the Skyhawk or TH11 from DXENGINEERING would be a  good buy.

Another antenna that needs a upgrade for high operation is the Butternut HF9V, especially on the low bands.
I have used this antennas as my dx'pedition antenna for a long time. The low power  rating on the antenna and  the common problem of melting parts need fixing.
Maybe they could design a good quality version of the Hygain AV640 that does not fall apart or has crap manufacturing quality control.

Anything with the DXENGINEERING name on it will be a success.



I just read this on the site of QRZ.COM--news

Now, if they can take over MFJ & put some QC into them Huh?

Happy Holidays

Ken KC8Y
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K0YQ
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 07:45:07 AM »

My wish list would be availability of replacement doorknob caps at reasonable prices, and standardize the mounting tube to be the same for the 2V and 6/9V.  I'd buy a 2V if I could swap back and forth on the same tube.

I've been very pleased with my Butternut vertical.  For what it is, it's been quite good.  Smiley
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