A bloke with too many hobbies.
I have had a 207 for a a long timeas like most MFJ stuff the build quality is poor and i tend to treat them as a half madekit that needs to be re engineered. i have had afew tuners and other things and all had loosepots or switchers, screws poking though and shorting things and such. Buy they are cheep andwhen fixed are good value for money.I read the review of the 207 and he must have abad one. I have no problem tuning mobile whips on 160 and 80 and can even dip an crystal. The Oscis quite stable for what it is and has no fm modand if tuned in on an ssb set sounds very clean.I often use it as a portable sig gen, no lab qualitystuff and fiddly to get on frequency but with an dig readout rx you can set it to a within 100 hz on the lower bands, for a while anyhow. Great fortaking on trips if you want to mess with antennasor may have to align sets. You have to keep in mind all it measures is if something is resonant at 50ohms. Needs full batt power for proper readings and i run mine of aa cells in a holder taped to the case. vk3ase
The confirmation that the '207 wasn't meant to perform as mine did lead me to fix it properly:http://www.vk2zay.net/article/198The buffering is still pretty darn bad and the SWR meter is only a very rough guide, but the unit it now much more usable and useful, thanks!