|Customer Reviews for the MFJ-461.|
|From: Brennan Price N4QX|
|\"Very compact and functional even without a connection to the radio, the \'461 seemed ideal for operation at home and on the road.\"|
\"During a fast-paced traffic net or contest, however, or when trying to copy a CW bulletin, even the best-trained operator can miss a character, and in such situations, it is critical to avoid doing so. Amateurs in these situations can find electronic backup helpful, and the MFJ-461 is worthy of consideration, particularly if portability is critical.\"
For the full review go to http://www.arrl.org/qst, June 2003 issue.
|From: Robin N6RLS|
|Just bought one of these little gems at HRO Oakland - it worked - as advertised - right out of the blister-pak without having to read through the instructions... perfect copy of perfect (machine generated) code, not so perfect on human-sent code. And useful as a guide to one's own hand-sent code, so you can practice getting your hand-sent code (and even keyer-generated code) up to snuff.|
My only "complaint" is that there seems to be no serial-to-usb cable available for the '461 to allow direct connection to modern computers without DB-9 RS-232 connectors. So many Ham-related products ignore the past 10 years or so when it comes to computer conectivity.
Anyway, I highly recommend this Pocket CW Code reader as a handy tool and back-up to verify misheard code, as well as a learning aid for Morse students!
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