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MFJ 2012 - POWER-LITE OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, 1.5KW Manual
Model MFJ-2012
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CAUTION: Read All Instructions Before Operating Equipment
MFJ ENTERPRISES, INC.
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759 USA
Tel: 662-323-5869 Fax: 662-323-6551
VERSION 1A
COPYRIGHT
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2009 MFJ ENTERPRISES, INC.
MFJ-2012 Instruction Manual
PowerLite OCFD Wire Antenna
DISCLAIMER
Information in this manual is designed for user purposes only and is not
intended to supersede information contained in customer regulations, technical
manuals/documents, positional handbooks, or other official publications. The
copy of this manual provided to the customer will not be updated to reflect
current data.
Customers using this manual should report errors or omissions,
recommendations for improvements, or other comments to MFJ Enterprises, 300
Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759. Phone: (662) 323-5869; FAX:
(662) 323-6551. Business hours: M-F 8-4:30 CST.
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MFJ-2012 Instruction Manual
PowerLite OCFD Wire Antenna
MFJ-2012 PowerLite
Off-Center Fed Dipole
for 40/20/10/6 meters
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the MFJ-2012 OCFD. The MFJ-2012 is a “nocompromise” OCFD design for 40, 20, 10, and 6 Meters that delivers
legal-limit power handling, low SWR, high efficiency, wide bandwidth, and
instantaneous frequency agility.
Installing Feedline
Use any 50-Ohm coax cable that is consistent with your station’s output
power. RG-58 or RG-8X (Mini-8) cable is good for low power operation
(up to 100-Watts), but RG-8 or a low-loss equivalent such as Belden
9914 strongly recommended when running a legal-limit amplifier. The
antenna’s feed block accepts a standard PL-259 connector.
General Installation
The MFJ-2012 is 67 feet long, which is the same length as a 40-meter
dipole. Recommended mounting height is between 30 and 70 feet above
ground. When possible, choose a location that is in the clear and free
from large conductive surfaces, dense vegetation, or parallel wires that
could interfere with normal operation. If a high support is available near
the feed point, attach a halyard to the feed block and raise the antenna
up to eliminate sag.
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Power Rating
The MFJ-2012 is rated at 1500 Watts PEP on SSB and CW and has
been tested extensively at that power level. However, for operating
modes with higher power density such as RTTY, SSTV, and AM, we
recommend reducing the 1500-Watt rating by 50% or more. This
reduction is necessary because, even though the matching network is
over 98% efficient, it is housed in a confined enclosure where heat
buildup may occur during long transmissions (1500-W x .02 = 30-W of
heating).
SWR
The sample SWR plots shown below were taken through 60 feet of lowloss (RG-8X) cable with the antenna mounted 45 feet above ground in a
typical back-yard residential installation.
2:1
40 Meters
20 Meters
2:1
1.5:1
1:1
7.0
1.5:1
7.1
1:1
14.0
7.3
7.2
10 Meters
2:1
1.5:1
1.5:1
28.2
28.4
14.2
14.3
14.35
6 Meters
2:1
1:1
28.0
14.1
28.6
1:1
50.0
28.7
4
50.2
50.4
50.6
MFJ-2012 Instruction Manual
PowerLite OCFD Wire Antenna
Patterns and Gain
When mounted at 45 feet above average ground, on 40 Meters, expect
the MJ-2012 to deliver a dipole pattern with 6-dBi gain. On 20 Meters, the
pattern changes to a full-wave clover-leaf with peaks up to 9-dBi. On 10
and 6 Meters, pattern lobes become more “end-fire” with up to 11-dBi
peaks. When orienting, note that for best DX, a “broadside” orientation
may not be optimal.
40 Meters
20 Meters
10 and 6 Meters
Technical Assistance
If you have any problem with this unit first check the appropriate section
of this manual. If the manual does not reference your problem or your
problem is not solved by reading the manual you may call MFJ Technical
Service at 662-323-0549 or the MFJ Factory at 662-323-5869. You will
be best helped if you have your unit, manual and all information on your
station handy so you can answer any questions the technicians may ask.
You can also send questions by mail to MFJ Enterprises,
Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759; by Facsimile to
6551; or by email to techinfo@mfjenterprises.com. Send a
description of your problem, an explanation of exactly how you
your unit, and a complete description of your station.
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LIMITED 12 MONTH WARRANTY
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. warrants to the original owner of this product, if manufactured by
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. and purchased from an authorized dealer or directly from MFJ
Enterprises, Inc. to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from date of purchase
provided the following terms of this warranty are satisfied.
1. The purchaser must retain the dated proof-of-purchase (bill of sale, canceled check,
credit card or money order receipt, etc.) describing the product to establish the validity of
the warranty claim and submit the original or machine reproduction of such proof of
purchase to MFJ Enterprises, Inc. at the time of warranty service. MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
shall have the discretion to deny warranty without dated proof-of-purchase. Any evidence
of alteration, erasure, or forgery shall be cause to void any and all warranty terms
immediately.
2. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. agrees to repair or replace at MFJ's option without charge to the
original owner any defective product under warrantee provided the product is returned
postage prepaid to
MFJ Enterprises, Inc. with a personal check, cashiers check, or money order for $10.00
covering postage and handling.
3. This warranty is NOT void for owners who attempt to repair defective units.
Technicalconsultation is available by calling the Service Department at 662-323-0549 or
the MFJ Factory at 662-323-5869.
4. This warranty does not apply to kits sold by or manufactured by MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
5. Wired and tested PC board products are covered by this warranty provided only the
wired and tested PC board product is returned. Wired and tested PC boards installed
in the owner's cabinet or connected to switches, jacks, or cables, etc. sent to MFJ
Enterprises, Inc. will be
returned at the owner's expense unrepaired.
6. Under no circumstances is MFJ Enterprises, Inc. liable for consequential damages to
person or
property by the use of any MFJ products.
7. Out-of-Warranty Service: MFJ Enterprises, Inc. will repair any out-of-warranty
product provided the unit is shipped prepaid. All repaired units will be shipped COD to
the owner. Repair charges will be added to the COD fee unless other arrangements are
made.
8. This warranty is given in lieu of any other warranty expressed or implied.
9. MFJ Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to make changes or improvements in design or
manufacture without incurring any obligation to install such changes upon any of the
products previously manufactured.
10. All MFJ products to be serviced in-warranty or out-of-warranty should be addressed
to:
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, Mississippi 39759 USA
and must be accompanied by a letter describing the problem in detail along with a copy
of your dated proof-of-purchase.
11. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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PowerLite OCFD Wire Antenna
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MFJ-2012 Manual
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