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Reviews Categories | Antenna parts, accessories, incl. baluns, hardware, etc. | MFJ-343 GumDrop 3/8-24 Mount Help

Reviews Summary for MFJ-343 GumDrop 3/8-24 Mount
MFJ-343 GumDrop 3/8-24 Mount Reviews: 1 Average rating: 1.0/5 MSRP: $9.95
Description: Tough 3/8-24 antenna hard mount for permanent HF antenna installation. Durable plastic, rubber seal protects vehicle. Drill small hole for SO-239 bottom.
Product is in production.
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N7SCC Rating: 1/5 Sep 6, 2014 00:25 Send this review to a friend
Dead Shorted Out!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Brought 3 to use on vehicle and on tripod for "Ham stick" HF Mobile "HamTenna" Whip. 1 and then 2 promptly shorted out when applied up to 100 watts. "HamTenna" whip is rated for 250 watts PEP but--- "GumDrop" isn't at 100 watts! MFJ Catalog doesn't state max watts for "GumDrop" mounting. Even installed one on Tripod with radial wire, ground and balun choke using "HamTenna" 20 meter stick--including using HF Tuner. Both shorted out. Probably melted inside between SO-239 and 3/8-24. MFJ Fooled me; looked like a good solid product, but, no-way just cheap for the price. Too good to be true, my 2 out of 3rd "GumDrop" mount shorted out so, my 3rd one will too. Beware of MFJ products that look simple and "tough" but are just cheap.

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