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Reviews Categories | Ham Shack Clocks | MFJ-108B DUAL LCD CLOCK 12/24 LOCAL/UTC Help

Reviews Summary for MFJ-108B DUAL LCD CLOCK 12/24 LOCAL/UTC
MFJ-108B DUAL LCD CLOCK 12/24 LOCAL/UTC Reviews: 30 Average rating: 2.5/5 MSRP: $19.95
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VE4AMN Rating: 4/5 Mar 19, 2011 08:24 Send this review to a friend
Decent - assuming it works  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this for a couple of years. Worked perfectly, and not hard to sync to WWV. I am not trying to launch a moon shot; + or - a minute or two for my station logging is ok for my amateur needs.

This unit seems to have touched a nerve. MFJ seems to have a consistency problem ... I just may have been lucky.
K4TEN Rating: 1/5 Dec 22, 2010 07:44 Send this review to a friend
Avoid this one.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
As others have said, this clock (actually 2 clocks) keep time poorly. Also, they will start showing different times within a month. I soon got rid of them. For an excellent clock consider the MFJ-133RC. It is a great clock!
N0FPE Rating: 0/5 Dec 13, 2009 07:06 Send this review to a friend
POS  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
A waste of money. Tossed them in the trash and bought a set at Wally World for less money.
KB0XR Rating: 1/5 Dec 13, 2009 05:37 Send this review to a friend
junk  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had mine for about 20 years. Played around trying to synch them for awhile and then threw the thing in the junk box. Just ran across it the other day and I wonder why I still have it. Just a pack rat I guess
KC9MLA Rating: 1/5 Dec 12, 2009 17:24 Send this review to a friend
Two Pieces Of Junk  Time owned: more than 12 months
What you have here is 2 of the most inaccurate pieces of junk mounted in a nice aluminum holder. I have reset these clocks 2 or 3 times a month since I purchased them. Came with dead batteries from the start. One clock runs too fast and the other has no clue as to what the other is showing. Save your money fellow hams. MFJ has gone down the tubes, Big Time. I would rate the clocks a zero and the holder a five.
N4EKZ Rating: 4/5 Oct 6, 2008 05:32 Send this review to a friend
okay for the price, I think  Time owned: more than 12 months
Takes very little space on the desk in your hamshack and makes for an attractive time display.

I've had this pair of clocks for about 6 years or so (as noted by many others, this is two clocks in one frame). They keep only fairly accurate time and do have to be reset and re-synchronized two or three times a year if you want them synced with WWV and with each other. If you have a "type-A" personality as I do, it gets a bit irksome when you note that the two clocks are out by even a minute with each other. I replace the batteries about once every two years- about par for this sort of a digital clock I suppose.

If you have a problem with the display going out or fading in and out, try lifting the center prong up a bit with a knife edge or small screwdriver. That has worked for me on two occasions over the years.

N2CLB Rating: 4/5 Feb 5, 2007 18:09 Send this review to a friend
ok but could use some work  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
i have owned my mfj-108b for a few months now as others are saying it is not the best clock out there but for the price it works fine and gets the job done i use it for loging all the time
KA5ROW Rating: 2/5 Nov 24, 2006 05:00 Send this review to a friend
MFJ clock a good concept  Time owned: more than 12 months
The MFJ clock a good concept it is very handy. You can set it on top of your rig or a shelf. I guess the $19.95 you pay $19.00 goes into the aluminum sleeve and the $0.95 goes in the clock.

The clock should be a all one unit so the displays would be synchronized. I must reset the clocks once every 6 to 8 weeks I don't care about to the second timing but when I look up and one says 19:05 and the other 5:04 and it is 19:06 that bothers me. " You can buy a cheep $10 watch and it would be accurate to with in 20 to 30 seconds a year ".
K5ADF Rating: 1/5 Nov 19, 2006 17:08 Send this review to a friend
Leaves a lot to be desired  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought this "clock" several years ago. It is actually two cheap digital clocks mounted in an aluminum frame. The clocks are small and do not keep accurate time. They loose seconds/minutes and have to be reset from time to time. They are not coordinated in any way. I have tried to set them the same several times and failed. My advice is to pass over this turkey.
KC2WI Rating: 0/5 Nov 10, 2006 15:06 Send this review to a friend
Looks good, works lousy  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have 3 of these. I received one as a Christmas gift in 2004. I wanted another dual clock for my second 'shack' location, so I put it on my list and I ended up with 2 more as gifts in 2005.

The first one works OK, but not great. The two clocks don't stay in sync, even when you carefully set them. Within a month or so they are off by several seconds, and just keep getting worse.

In the second unit, one of the batteries laste only a few months.

The two clocks in the third unit keep even worse time than unit #1. The UTC clock is now 2 minutes behind the Local clock.

In contrast to the poor performance of the MFJ clocks, I have a similar LCD clock in one of my vehicles. It cost about $5, has been running for years on the same battery, and keeps pretty good time considering it is subjected to temperatures from about -30F to +100F over the year, and sometimes up to 50F variation within 24 hours between day and night.

I would give the first MFJ unit maybe a 1 or 2, but with 3 that don't work well, I have to give a zero.

Don't waste you money on this clock.
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