eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | QRP Radios (5 watts or less) | Vectronics 1340 QRP transciever Kit Help


Reviews Summary for Vectronics 1340 QRP transciever Kit
Vectronics 1340 QRP transciever Kit Reviews: 2 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: VXO controled 40 mtr 1.2 + watt CW transciever
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Vectronics 1340 QRP transciever Kit.

W4UDX Rating: 0/5 Feb 28, 2004 22:53 Send this review to a friend
Vectronics (MFJ) Lousy service!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I will let this email I just sent to MFJ describe my experience with them:

Dear Sirs,
Just a word to let you know that I am very dissatisfied with the service and quality of my purchased. First, It was taking a long time to receive my order. I sent emails to inquire of the hold-up, and they went unanswered. Finally when I sent an email to cancel my order, I was told that it had already shipped. Well, that was only partially true.
Only half of my order was shipped, the other half was back-ordered (but I was not informed and was not aware of the fact until my partial order arrived). I had to wait two more weeks for the other half of my order, and when it finally arrived, I could not believe what I saw. Instead of the nicely finished cabinet with the grey plastic self-adhesive front and rear panels (like the other one), I found a HORRIBLY PAINTED CABINET AND CHEAP PAPER FRONT PANELS THAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE MADE ON A LOW BUDGET LASER PRINTER!

I did not get what I paid for. And I am guessing that in order for MFJ TO MAKE IT RIGHT, I will probably be required to pay for return shipping for these inferior quality parts and wait another 2 weeks for some parts that match the first batch. This ugly stuff only belongs in a dumpster. Why should I have to pay shipping again?
I realize that my order was small potatoes compared to a high-end HF legal-limit amplifier. But if MFJ (Vectronics) can't get a small order right or send out poor quality kit cases, why in the world would I want to spend major dollars with your company?
Just letting your company know, if anybody there even cares.

Mark W4UDX
 
VE7LGT Rating: 4/5 Dec 21, 2003 22:39 Send this review to a friend
My first QRP transciever  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just completed building the VEC 1340K . I was looking for a relativley simple kit to build . and this was about the only kit available through a Canadian dealer . There where only a couple minor problems First the 47 pkf multilayer capacitors (2) where actually Ceramic disks marked 47 K. secondly vectronics mistakenly shipped the kit with 2 length of #24 wire instead of 1 # 24 and 1 #22 wire . and also did not include the short piece of hook up wire needed for the secondary link winding . The kit went together relativley easy and worked as it should have in the manual . I was a surprise to find that I could not find any reviews on this kit on the internet . For $89.00 + tax and shipping CDN I would definetly recomend this as a first time kit .
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.