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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Directional: Yagi, quad, rotary dipole, LPD, etc | Mfj-2289 \"Big EAR\" Help


Reviews Summary for Mfj-2289 \"Big EAR\"
Mfj-2289 \ Reviews: 3 Average rating: 2.7/5 MSRP: $$179.95
Description: 8-BAND PORT.DIPOLE 7.0-55MHz
Product is in production.
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W6GF Rating: 5/5 Jul 3, 2014 14:01 Send this review to a friend
Great results  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This was my field day antenna. In my QRP set up and casual operating, I worked over 160 contacts on 20/40 SSB. Held up in South Dakota storms and winds fine

George, W6GF
 
NU4J Rating: 1/5 Oct 19, 2013 13:17 Send this review to a friend
Big ear? Big Flop!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I didn't know whether to go Poor or Awful. Awfully Poor is the best answer.

Seriously, don't waste your money on this wasp magnet.

Rust due to dis-similiar metals where telescoping rods mount to the base.

Wire tap for the different bands so small you can barely see the conductoe. Broke right off on the get-go.

Thinking about taking one of the telescoping rods and making a wasp swat so I can pop them when they fly around the eve of the house.
 
W7KDH Rating: 2/5 Oct 2, 2013 17:32 Send this review to a friend
"cobbled together"  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
From a distance looks nice,the coil "in my opinion"looks built by a child,but it works.the balun is another story!ive saw some crappy home brews in my time an this is"worse than"any of them.i plan on putting in an extra i have from "balun designs".and the way they have it setup to mount is just a joke.this antenna isnt worth $50.00.
 


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