Re: MFJ 9040 drift

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From: JSPEER@sfasu.edu
Date: Mon Dec 12 1994 - 08:23:30 EST


On Sun, 11 Dec 1994, Monte Stark wrote:

>
> Hi All,
>
> After buying a used MFJ 9040 awhile back and found that
> it drifted badly. On the 11th of Aug, 94, I called MFJ
> and talked with a tech by the name of Tom. He said that
> they knew about the trouble and that I could either send
> the unit back to them or they would send me the parts. I
> said for them to send the parts.
>
> I recieved the 5 caps on the 23rd of Aug, 94. along with
> a short note telling what went where.
>
> Today I got around to installing them. The hardest part of
> the job was figuring out how to get it apart! Had one hole
> that the solder didn't want to come out of but the rest was
> fine.
>
> After changing the parts and reassembling the rig, I alligned
> the vfo. Every thing seemed to be working so hooked up the
> antenna and zero beat that big broadcast station at about
> 7110. After 45 minutes it was still zero beat. Sure wouldn't
> have done that before.
>
> I know that others have had just the oppsite in service from
> MFJ, but thought I'd let everyone know how things went for me.
>
> Now I need to add some more audio, a filter, keyer and noise
> blanker.....
>
> Naw, would rather sell it. It's just a tad too big to fit
> the hole in my truck. A NC40a would be just the right size.
>
> Sooooo, still available for a small $125.....
>
> 72's & marry xmas, Ron
>
> .........KU7Y....................Monte "Ron" Stark.....
> ..mswmod@sage.unr.edu............Sun Valley, Nevada....
> .........ARRL.......NorCal #330.......NRA LIFE.........
>
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Just to confirm what Ron has said, I had a similar problem with a 9040,
and had similar excellent help from MFJ. In fact, I've never had anything
but bend-over-backwards cooperation from them. (No, I have nothing to
gain by saying this.)

72!

-- 
If RST > 519                                     Jim Speer, K5YUT
    Then cut_power;                              jspeer@sfasu.edu
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