Martin Lynch & Sons selling poor quality Cushcraft/MFJ products: Bought an antenna for £700 and on assembly it was found to have a number of poor quality control issues; ordered antenna and waited 5 weeks for delivery, parcel arrived poorly packaged fixed only at top and bottom of long cardboard box - it was possible to reach inside to the contents, so it came as little surprise that parts were missing. Martin Lynch & Sons had to contact MFJ to get the missing parts and again as the parts sent were not correct and had to be sent again; listed below are some of the issues:
1. Holes are not drilled in correct position on some of the elements, and holes not drilled correctly on U bolt mount clamp causing the element to be off-square with the boom. There are a lot of differences in the holes from bracket to bracket, these clearly have not been made up in a jig and appear to have been drilled haphazardly.
2. On working out the mounting bracket for the mast, it was supposed to be positioned 7 feet away from the reflector, but the distance between the reflector and the driven element is also 7 feet, this is a mis-print in the instructions and as such I do not know the correct position for the mast mounting. On fixing the driven element at 7 feet, there is a double layer of pipe so a larger U bolt should have been supplied which was not, and is not shown in the instructions. So the U bolt supplied had to be bent to make it fit with the downside being that it is not seated properly on the boom.
3. It is not possible to obtain a gap of 5 and three quarter inches between the loading traps as stated in the instructions as the ends of the traps touch when fitted, and would need to be cut in order to create the correct spacing.
Well this antenna is still in the box and not fit for purpose , it was ML&S who sold me this rubbish and as the retailer you are responsable for the products you sell, i have since purchased another antenna for less with better build quality. There was no reply to email sent to ML&S about these issues.
723 days ago