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Re: [Amps] MFJ

To: Pete Smith N4ZR <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] MFJ
From: "Randall, Randy" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024 18:29:45 +0000
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Unfortunately pieces of the company are not available for sale. Martin wants to 
sell the entire company as one piece.
It has been rumored that DX engineering wanted to purchase a piece of MFJ 
namely the Ameritron and Cushcraft antenna division.
They were turned down.  Honestly I do not see the value in anyone purchasing 
Ameritron.  Most of their line of equipment is
vacuum tube based and the supply of vacuum tubes is drying up.  Russian 
supplies are not available unless you purchase
through a third party in another country, and Chinese tubes are of such dubious 
quality.  I do not see new vacuum tube based
amplifiers being a viable product going forward in the next 5 years.

Randy AB9GO

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From: Amps <> On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2024 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] MFJ

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Wow, what sad and disruptive news.  My first purchase from MFJ was one of his 
audio filter boards (BX-2?).  I certainly hope that other entrepreneurial souls 
will purchase pieces of the company.

73, Pete N4ZR

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> Date: Thu, Apr 25, 2024 at 4:20 PM
> Subject: A Heavy Sad Heart
> To: Stephen Molo <<>>
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>  ] Dear Fellow Hams and Friends,
> April 25, 2024 Dear Fellow Hams and Friends,
>     It is with a sad heart as I write this letter.
>     As many of you have heard by now, MFJ is ceasing its on-site production 
> in Starkville, Mississippi on May 17, 2024.  This is also the same for our 
> sister companies’ Ameritron, Hygain, Cushcraft, Mirage and Vectronics.
>     Times have changed since I started this business 52 years ago.  Our 
> product line grew and grew and prospered.  Covid changed everything in 
> businesses including ours.  It was the hardest hit that we have ever had and 
> we never fully recovered.
>     I turned 80 this year.  I had never really considered retirement but life 
> is so short and my time with my family is so precious.
>     I want to thank all of our employees who have helped build this company 
> with me over the years.  We have many employees who have made MFJ their 
> career for 10, 20, 30, 40 and more years.
>     We are going to continue to sell MFJ products past May 17, 2024.  We have 
> a lot of stock on hand. We will continue to offer repair service work for 
> out-of-warranty and in-warranty units for the foreseeable future.
>     Finally, a special thanks to all of our customers and our dealers who 
> have made MFJ a worldwide name and a profitable business for so many years.  
> You all are so much appreciated.
> Sincerely Yours, 73s
> Martin F. Jue, K5FLU
> ________________________________
> From: Amps<>  on behalf of Jay
> Sturtevant<>
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2024 8:22 PM
> To: Amplifier Reflector<>
> Subject: [Amps] MFJ
> What is the current status of MFJ and Ameritron production?
> Thanks.
> Jay
> K2ZT
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