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Review Summary For : MFJ-4601 Feed Through Panel
Reviews: 6MSRP: $59.95
Feed Through Panel has six female connectors for your coax PL-259's and a ground screw for where your ground is attach from the radio on the inside.
Product is in production
More Info: http://MFJ
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WQ8Q Rating: 2018-04-02
Needs Some Help Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I was going to build an equivalent version of this myself, but had no way to cut stainless steel panels. So, ordered the MFJ-4601 and everything came that was supposed to. The plank was not painted. They're claiming western red cedar ready for finish (or not). I didn't like the looks of it; bought a plank of Trex decking from lumberyard, cut it to fit; drilled the holes for the SO-239s using the (nice) stainless steel MFJ panels as a template. I didn't much care for the included SO-239s so substituted some I already had. So basically, I just used the two stainless steel panels and the included insulating foam. I wish they just sold the stainless steel panels. Tossed everything else away. Works fine. Can't imagine why it wouldn't hold up.
AK4YW Rating: 2016-05-02
looks good and fulfills its purbose Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I opened the box with some misgivings after reading the bad reviews. The one that I received looked nice and the board that it was mounted on was unmarred and looked ready to be painted or stained. What I really appreciated was the 1 x 2 that was shipped with it. It look me a while to realize that it was to prevent the window from being opened, and it was a detail that I had not even thought of.
KT4DLB Rating: 2015-09-15
Update Report Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Well I have had this install for almost 3 years. This past weekend I had to replace all 6 SO-259 with a better quality connector. I believe if MFJ would do this to begin with they would have a super item that would get a "5" every time.
W5EEXINAZ Rating: 2015-01-08
Works but quality is lacking Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought the MFJ4601 to replace a "blanket" feedthru I have used for years. Luckily, here in AZ we don't get too much rain, and it is not terribly cold, so the blanket was a marginal solution. The MFJ4601 works great and does meet my needs, but I was disappointed with the construction quality. The twin metal panels were mounted solidly but were no where near parallel to the edges of the board. I had to remove and re-install both sides to get them mounted straight. On one panel, the surface was scratched and some of the screened on labels scratched off due to mis-handling with a wrench or pliers during assembly. I am satisfied with the function it provides, but I would think MFJ would have better quality control to make sure products are assembled correctly and without damage during the manufacturing process.
FORMER_K4COP Rating: 2014-10-08
Great item Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought the MFJ-4602 feed through panel. I had to shave the ends a bit once I cut it for length so that the board will fit in the side window slots. No problem. Only had to take a few shavings off about 3/4 of an inch off of one side on each end. There was some white paint missing here and there but overall this is a great product. Glad I got it instead of drilling holes in the house.

I know folks complain a lot about MFJ but their prices are still fairly reasonable for those of us without a ton of money to spend on ham equipment. Highest quality? Maybe not. But it is affordable and usable.
VA3YG Rating: 2014-10-08
Good product Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I know it's a national past time to complain about MFJ, but if MFJ were not around I think a lot of folks would miss their products. They're about the only company around that's producing such a wide selection of innovative amateur radio products.

I bought this product well aware of QC issues but was pleasantly surprised at the good quality and how useful this product has been. Yes, I could have made it but I have so many home projects around here this would not have taken priority!

I'm a happy customer.