InnovAntennas and MFJ Enterprises Announcement

InnovAntennas and Justin G0KSC have become well known in recent years for their innovative, quality antenna design.

They have just announced that a large part of their antenna range is to be made available through MFJ Enterprises, possibly with some modified models produced by MFJ designed to appeal to a market not currently met by InnovAntennas (this has been referred to elsewhere as the “mass-production area”).

The press release also indicates that new Yagi models will be released under the Hy-Gain and Cushcraft brands.

It is also understand that the former relationship between InnovAntennas and Force 12 has ceased.

MFJ / G0KSC Press release

MFJ Enterprises, 300 Industrial Park Rd, Starkville, MS 39759, USA and InnovAntennas Limited, Unit 1, Fitzherbert Spur, Farlington, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 1TT, United Kingdom

MFJ Enterprises a manufacturer of a broad range of products for the amateur radio industry specializing in station accessories, antennas and antenna tuner units and InnovAntennas Limited a designer and builder of modern computer optimized directional antenna systems, today announced a partnership which will increase the availability of InnovAntennas smaller antennas in addition to providing a new and up to date range of computer optimized directional antennas for Hy-Gain and Cushcraft, two of the legacy brands of MFJ Enterprises.

Justin Johnson G0KSC, owner of InnovAntennas Limited (a member of the International Ham Store Group) who is also a contributor to the ARRL Antenna Book 2016 provided the following statement.

‘’This is really exciting news for both companies. InnovAntennas have not been able to fully service the US market due to an inability to meet global demand. The MFJ facility in Starkville MS will be building some of the smaller antennas we produce under the InnovAntennas label and I have already visited the factory last year to established production methods using MFJ/Hy-Gain and Cushcraft tooling.’’

Justin continued by saying ‘’most of our popular models will be covered by MFJ, including the LFA (Loop Fed Array) Yagi and OWL (Optimized Wideband Low impedance). Additionally, new computer optimized and yet unreleased HF and VHF mono and multiband Yagis will be released through the Hy-Gain and Cushcraft brands, neither of which have released new Yagis in quite some time’’.

Justin Johnson G0KSC has become well-known for his innovative variants of the common Yagi which boast direct 50Ω feed points and low-noise patterns and feed arrangements. Dubbed the ‘urban antenna’ the LFA is well suited to city lots where noise prevents the hobby being as enjoyable as it once was. More recently, G0KSC has transitioned into HF multiband and monoband designs where he has embraced the compact ‘trap-less’ concept with the InnovAntennas CP-6 being an excellent example, providing 6 bands with a single feed in a package just 12’ by 28’.

It is expected that the first in this new line of antennas will be available by the spring of 2017 on a direct and distributor supply basis and it is advised that interest is place with MFJ Enterprises as soon as possible.

About IHSG

IHSG was formed in 2016 by three major ham and hobby radio companies in the UK, Nevada Group, Waters & Stanton and InnovAntennas. IHSG provides a one-stop-shop for the serious ham and hobbyist providing both the best equipment and solid, unbiased advice.

Contact any of our stores for further details or Email info@innovantennas.com or sales@mfjenterprises.com for more information.

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