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Reviews Categories | QRP Radios (5 watts or less) | MFJ 40T transmitter Help

Reviews Summary for MFJ 40T transmitter
MFJ 40T transmitter Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $??
Description: Small QRP 40 meter 2 watt transmitter
Ready for plug-in 40m xtals
An outboard VFO available.
Product is not in production.
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K5TTE Rating: 5/5 Jun 7, 2014 15:22 Send this review to a friend
Early vintage QRP transmitter  Time owned: more than 12 months
This little fellow was, as far as I know, one
of the first available store-bought QRP
rigs. Only Kantronics occupied the same
niche back in 1978. Ten-Tec's Argonaut was available
of course but it was the Lamborghini of the genre.

I took it camping to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana.
It's safe to say that this little transmitter broadcast the
first cw ham signal ever from this remote outpost.
It was 2 days in by horseback in order to camp and fish on the
Flathead River.

Sorry. I digress.

2 watts on 8 AA batteries, a companion VFO,
a dipole at 20ft, a straight key----- that's
about it. My receiver was the pricey Sony
Pro80, one of the few handhelds back then
that could detect CW/SSB. The QSOs
were never difficult to find in the early evening
on 7040.

This MFJ transmitter has performed flawlessly
through my camping years.
Wish I had bought two. If it ever appears on eBay,
I'll be on it like a chicken on a June bug.

Randy K5TTE. Austin/Missoula


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