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    Just saw something interesting on eBay, Giga parts is selling the MFJ stuff for $20 to $30 over MFJ's list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4CGC View Post
    I suspect the future of ham radio accessories is Chinese.
    New ones, possibly. It remains to be seen what the contemporary domestic equipment gear makers (Elecraft, DZKit, Flex et al) will do to fill the gaps with regards to offerings for their individual product lines.

    Vintage stuff...I've enough gear from the late 70s through the 90s that I doubt I'll ever come up short operationally. This includes amps, tuners and power supplies - though I've budgeted for a couple big linear Astrons and a couple switchers for my VHF amps at some point.

    What I'm going to miss from the company are their antenna lines and related parts. If needed I can design an equivalent of a TH11DX or Hy-Tower and build it in my shop, but it was nice to have the option of a ready-made package.
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    The ready made antenna market is the one I think that will suffer highly, because it seems not many hams have any metal fab skills to speak of.

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    Or the tools to do that.
    Here we have some ready antenna makers in the EU, still i see it as a loss.
    Mfj 993B, Mfj 998 legal limit tuner, MFj 269 antenna analyzer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA5COR View Post
    Or the tools to do that.
    Here we have some ready antenna makers in the EU, still i see it as a loss.
    Mfj 993B, Mfj 998 legal limit tuner, MFj 269 antenna analyzer...
    True Cor. I keep forgetting things like that are in my wheel house and I am lucky to be tooled up for such foolery. Even so, I haven't built a tubing based antenna in a long time. With the demise of mfj, it looks like my chances of doing just so are increasing.

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    Remember when Cushcraft Corp was acquired by, I believe it was Laird, around 2007? It wasn’t too long after that they dumped the Amateur product line on MFJ. Martin got it at a relative song, as I recall... because no one else wanted it. The line was either losing $$$ or not making very much.

    MFJ found a way to make it work. (Not what I’d have done, but they didn’t ask my opinion.)

    With that in mind, is it any wonder that there was no serious buyer for MFJ Enterprises?
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    the story I'm hearing is that it had been difficult to find solid workers with the right skills. they'll still be able to sell the stuff manufactured abroad, the the locally manufactured stuff will simply fade away. it will all sort out.
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    There’s a rumor floating around that DX Engineering made an offer a few months back for the Cushcraft and Hygain lines, and were told, in essence, “no, all or nothing.”

    My source cited his (unnamed) contact at HRO.

    Take this with the appropriate grain or three of salt...
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