To begin, for reference, check out this post where The Professor reviews the RFA200. Also, check out the following video from the replies of that post:
Both the RFL-200 and the Q-Stick came in today.
But Gerry says he’s going to close RadioPlus early next year so-presumably-
that will leave just the RFL-200 and its REA-200 sibling.
The “200” no doubt comes from the length, 200mm or 8 inches…the Q-stick
uses a 7-3/4 inch ferrite bar which is probably why the similar performance.
There is one thing: the small tuning knob is not hard to turn on the RFL-200
as it was on the REA-200 tested earlier but a bigger knob would be nice.
But the tuning cap uses a 1/8th inch shaft so finding a larger knob is too
much bother, most are for 1/4 inch shafts.
By comparison the Q-Stick has a nice big knob and is quite easy to tune.
So for now the Q-Stick would be the better buy, but don’t tarry.
[One more note,] if you want the most bang for your buck, forget both of these, get
a PK Loop for $90.60 delivered (be sure to specify the 155-500 kHz model).
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ron!
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