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Reviews Summary for MFJ 1022 Indoor Active Antenna
MFJ 1022 Indoor Active Antenna Reviews: 4 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $$69.95
Description: Covers 100 Khz to 200 Mhz
Product is in production.
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N0LOH Rating: 5/5 Oct 20, 2017 21:39 Send this review to a friend
Use a battery  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This was just the thing for me to receive better HF signals on my Kenwood TH-F6A HT. Use a 9v battery and NOT an AC adapter as that will add a hum.
KC0EKQ Rating: 3/5 Mar 12, 2017 07:18 Send this review to a friend
Yes, it's a toy...  Time owned: more than 12 months
... but surprisingly, it is fairly useful in a pinch.

I received this little thing as a Christmas gift a decade ago, or more, and a few days later I had the radio'ing time to set it up and put it through some paces.

Obviously, this is a serious compromise antenna. It is almost gimmicky in size and simplicity. But it *is* an active antenna with a decently low noise floor, and the first time I traveled with it, I had plenty of SW and MW listening hours in various hotels over a few weeks.

In many cases it's not much better than the built in whip (and in the case of radios like the Panasonic RF2200 and the Sony ICF2010, not nearly as good) but with lesser portables that don't have very sensitive ears on their own, the 1022 absolutely does help give a better shot at a given signal.

Of course, we all know very well that MFJ touts every single damned thing they make and sell as God's gift to the radio world -- I'd love to meet the whackos who come up with their ads and slap them silly -- but for all the hyperbole and outright b.s. claims ("... hear strong, clear signals from all over the world!"), the little 1022 antenna certainly can be of help.

It's just not any better than most low end active antennas. Indeed, it is generally worse than many of those antennas.

Yet I'd also argue that with its size and convenience of 9V battery power (and it merely sips batteries), this thing travels small and easy and in that regard it may well be better for many radio enthusiasts than active antennas which aren't as small or easy to take along wherever they go.

It's broadbanded, untuned, and simple.

I think the going price is rather steep for it, though. With the amount of newer active loop antennas all under the $30 mark, more or less, which perform better by far, I think MFJ ought to price this one the same way.

It can help, but you have to decide what's worth $70 to you.

KD0USA Rating: 1/5 Dec 2, 2015 03:29 Send this review to a friend
Not a good product  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
i own alot of MFJ GEAR
the MFJ 1022 Active Antenna is the WORST mfj
product i bought
WB3IGR Rating: 5/5 Jan 10, 2010 10:19 Send this review to a friend
Good match for receivers  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
One of the best accessories I have bought from MFJ!

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