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Author Topic: MFJ-9296 QRP Travel Radio, 6-Band, CW Transceiver/SSB Receiver  (Read 2433 times)
KK4MRN
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« on: August 15, 2014, 09:18:04 AM »

Found this radio on MFJ's web site today for US$230.   Tempting... So, tempting...

http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-9296

Does it really include all these bands in this radio for the price?

How do you change band?   Is there a knob, switch or button or do you have to manually change out band modules?

The MFJ-9296 could be (not sure) based on the MFJ-9200 radios (MFJ-9215, MFJ-9217, MFJ-9220, MFJ-9230, MFJ-9240, and MFJ-9280).  Typically, you bought one of these radios for a specific band.  Then you bought any additional band modules.  To change band, you had to switch out band modules.

Yet, the MFJ-9296 includes all 6 bands.

Looks like MFJ is trying to compete with Hendrix qrpkits PFR3, Ten Tec/You Kits HB1B/HB1A, and Elecraft KX1.

Anyone bought one of these MFJ-9296 or MFJ-9200 radios?

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G4CMY
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 10:00:37 AM »

Not seen this before but it looks like a useful rig at a very good price.

The band switching appears to be done by exchanging plug-in modules -

".....The MFJ-9200 covers 80 through 15 Meters using computer-modeled plug-in filter modules ........."

and it looks like the price includes modules for all the bands covered.

As you say - tempting.

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WB2WIK
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 11:55:55 AM »

It's not that new.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/9879

Evidently to change band "modules" (which seem to be just filters) you have to remove the bottom cover; not so convenient.

However it is cute and inexpensive!
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N8XEE
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 04:49:43 AM »

Does it really include all these bands in this radio for the price?



No.  It includes one module.  If you want more than 1, you need to buy them for about $30 each......
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