[TowerTalk] "Elephant Antenna" stories?

Ken Morton Ken Morton" <k7fle@yahoo.com
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 15:10:08 -0700

> You get what you pay for <SNIP
> If my option was to have them make cheap stuff or not have them at all
> I'd take the first.  They might not be great but they are sure better
> than nothing and who knows with some constructive inputs they might
> improve.

I think this is the crux of the issue. MFJ makes inexpensive products
(mostly) for general ham users. I cannot afford a Nye tuner, and frankly
don't need one; my MFJ unit does what I need it to. OTOH, I am a casual user
running 100W barefoot to a simple dipole fed with ladder line, just like
thousands of other hams.

MFJ allows someone like me, a more-or-less blue collar, one-income family
man, to afford to enjoy this hobby. While there is a definite place for
high-end ham gear, do not forget that there is a market for low end gear
too. Without MFJ, Alinco, Radio-Shack and others like them, new hams would
be shut out of this hobby.

73, Ken

PS, I drive a Kia too; I'd be willing to drive a BMW if someone wants to buy
me one.....

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