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Reviews For: MFJ-2104 Octopus

Category: Antennas: HF Portable (not mobile)

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Review Summary For : MFJ-2104 Octopus
Reviews: 1MSRP: $269.95
Octopus antenna hub turns your ham-sticks into four fully
balanced dipoles
Product is in production
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K2PMC Rating: 2019-08-26
Still haven't changed my opinion. Definitely a keeper. Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I originally had the Octopus set up near my main station and was running 50W. For the past 3 weeks or so I've had it set up on my deck and have been using it with my IC-703, running 8 watts. I also lowered the height to 10 feet. I had to disassemble and reassemble the Octopus for the move. I installed the stingers in the spots marked from the previous location and the SWR was right on. To be sure, the signal reports have dropped off when compared to 50 watts at 15 feet but I've still made solid contacts on 40-30-20 under really bad band conditions. I am now a certified believer in the Octopus. Not only does it work well but you can't beat the instant band changing with no messing around. One thing I did do was mark the bottom 2 inches of each section with permanent red marker to warn me I was near the end.