MFJ Enterprises has introduced another in its series of SSB Travel Radios with the MFJ-9417 for 17 meters, covering 18.08 to 18.17 MHz. It features a single-conversion receiver and MFJ's ConstantCurrent™ speech processor in its transmit design.
The radio features: a quiet double-balanced-mixer front end, single-conversion clarity, and plenty of gain, an analog S-meter, eight poles of IF filtering, and a smooth VFO—no annoying synthesizer jump or obscure keypad commands to deal with.
The 9417 puts out a full watt of audio through a 3-inch speaker, and its RF output transistor "easily tolerates 3:1 VSWR and feedline shorts or opens."
The radio draws 50-100 milliamperes on receive and 1.2 amperes peak on transmit at 13.8 VDC. The case measures 2.5 inches high, 6.5 inches wide, and 6 inches deep.
The MFJ-9417 is $259.95. (Note:To add code capability, the optional MFJ-415B CW module must been installed, providing semi-QSK break-in and sidetone. It is $49.95.)