Talk:MFJ Enterprises

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Notability[edit]

Hiya, continuing the conversation here... In order to make this article "stick", please include links to other places that refer to it, rather than just the company's own website. That'll help make a stronger case for notability, as opposed to spam. Or in other words, the article would most benefit, not just from emphasizing what the company does, but from making a case that other third-party sources routinely refer to it, meaning that the company's famous enough for a Wikipedia article. --Elonka 22:45, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi. Although simple in principal it is more difficult in practice to cite web references to this company. ARRL has lots of references on their website (www.arrl.org), but they are for subscribers only. Checking out some of their pages such as "http://www.arrl.org/whatsnew.html" will show you the name but without being an ARRL member you can't get to the full article. As for CQ (www.cq-amateur-radio.com), their website is even more opaque. There are a few more websites which do have publicly viewable content such as QRZ.com ([1]) and eHam.net ([2]), but I'm not sure if you would consider these to be a primary source. I've put the mention of QST and CQ in the article, but unless you have access to print copies of the magazines it will be difficult for a non-ham to verify. Any suggestions? --StuffOfInterest 01:18, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
References don't have to be online, to be valid. They just have to be accessible and credible. Hardcopy books in libraries, are still legitimate references. So I'd say go ahead and cite the print copies, if you think that the publication is itself notable enough to count as a credible source? Also, are the articles about the company? Or it just that the company has ads in those magazines? --Elonka 02:00, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
The company does advertise quite a bit, but I'm referring to reviews of the company's products done by the magazines. I've already put mention of the two most popular magazines in the article and I'll try to put in a few specific references to issues and products in case someone wants to go look up an old print issue. Thanks. --StuffOfInterest 12:12, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Needs some business references, Standard and Poor, etc., but there is limited data because of being privately held. Maybe local newspaper articles? I added a LexisNexis report.--Albany45 (talk) 15:49, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

name[edit]

Although no definition is given for the acronym "MFJ" in the company name, a common name used in the amateur radio community is "Mississippi's Finest Junk".[3][4] Other definitions include "Mighty Fine Junk" and "Mighty Fine Jewels". [5] It is actually the initials of the founder, Martin F. Jue.

Doesn't it just stand for Martin F Jue? 129.31.72.52 14:05, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Does not Mr. Hue deserve his own wikipedia entry? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.204.71.10 (talk) 03:56, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Subsidiaries?[edit]

Calling Mirage, Ameritron, et al. "subsidiaries" may be incorrect. Do they have separate management and profit/loss reporting? If not, they are probably just brands and product lines that MFJ owns. The web site calls them "sister companies", whatever that means. Section should be reworked -- with references, not opinions! Reliable information would come from SEC reports (exc. not so much for a private company) and corporate reports (probably not available to the public).--Albany45 (talk) 15:57, 18 June 2011 (UTC)