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[TenTec] Antenna Analyzers

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Subject: [TenTec] Antenna Analyzers
From: w4njf@email.midflorida.com (Bill Fulling)
Date: Wed Aug 13 21:26:23 2003
Hi Bill,
Would be interested in buying the two clunkers from you-might be able to
make one good one out of two bad ones.
Pls reply to my email qth,not the website.
Tnx es 73 ,Bill W4NJF

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Fuqua" <wlfuqu00@uky.edu>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Antenna Analyzers

> I have used 3 MFJ analyzers. Two have failed one was a fault in the
> analyzer the second was an accidental application of reverse supply
> ( picked up a reverse polarized 12 volt plug by mistake) and the third I
> using now. My major complaint is the same that I have with ICOM. That is
> that they don't provide any documentation such as schematics or anything
> that would be useful in repairing them. At least ICOM will sell you a
> service manual. MFJ will not provide anything at any price the best I can
> tell. So the other two remain unrepaired and the third is one my father
> gave me when he won it at a hamfest. I would not have spent real money on
> it but it has been useful.
>       Oddly enough, reason the second was destroyed was due to an early
> model of the Autek WM1 Computing Deluxe Power/SWR Meter I had. The early
> ones had the inner pin of the power plug ground and the sleeve  +12 volts.
> I mistakenly plugged the plug that was supposed to go to my Autek WM1 into
> my MFJ analyzer and smoked it. Right after that I glued the connector to
> the socket and have labeled wires to connect to the power supply.  I
> believe they have changed their product since then. But I wonder how many
> used older versions of the WM1 are connected in reverse.
> 73
> Bill wa4lav
> At 08:15 PM 7/3/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm considering the purchase of an antenna analyzer but need some advice.
> >My first choice was theMFJ 269 but, after some research I wonder about
> >Autek VA-1. They both seem to do the sae thing but there is a significant
> >difference in price. I checked out the reviews on eham and the 269 had a
> >rating of 3.8 out of 5, the vA-1 was a little higher but fewer reviews. I
> >will appreciate any and all comments or suggestions for another choice.
> >TIA,
> >
> >Vince Santis, N1VS
> >Winsted, CT
> >vsantis@earthlink.net
> >
> >
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