Cushcraft were always known for good quality products but some years ago they were taken over by MFJ. It’s no secret that MFJ have a bit of a reputation for poor quality control and they may or may not deserve the many nicknames that they’ve been given.
Personally, I’ve had no problems with any of the MFJ equipment I’ve owned or used. My voice keyer worked perfectly and the ATU I was loaned for the QSO365 project performed flawlessly and was a very useful addition to my station when I most needed it.
I was a little concerned when I contacted Cushcraft (MFJ) about the problem with the high SWR problem on 15m and 20m on my MA-5B but their response was speedy and they told me they’d send me a replacement MT1 trap. I had no idea how long this was likely to take but around a week after our exchange of emails, this package turned up.
This is what was inside.
It’s now all fitted and my aerial is back to how it should be. It’s a shame it melted in the first place but that’s great customer service by Cushcraft/MFJ.