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MFJ 2013 - WIRE ANT, 30/60M, OCFD, 300 WATTS Manual
Model MFJ-2013
CAUTION: Read All Instructions Before Operating Equipment
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759 USA
Tel: 662-323-5869 Fax: 662-323-6551
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
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.
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
MFJ-2013 Off-Center Fed Dipole
for 30/60 meters
The MFJ-2013 is a “no-compromise” OCFD designed to deliver low
SWR, wide bandwidth, and high efficiency on both bands. On 60 Meters,
it functions as a ½-wave dipole and delivers the same gain as a dipole for
purposes of calculating ERP. On 30 Meters, it develops a full-wave
cloverleaf pattern that provides significant gain in many directions over a
conventional dipole (great for QRP). Note that the center frequencies for
30 and 60 Meters do not fall in a direct even-harmonic relationship,
resulting in an offset of a few hundred kHz. A coil installed in the shorter
leg compensates for this offset and ensures the lowest SWR at both
band centers.
Installing Feedline
Feed the MFJ-2013 with lightweight coax such as RG-58 or RG-8X to
limit wire strain and to minimize visibility. A transition to larger low-loss
cable at ground level is suggested for long coax runs. Allow the feedline
to drop straight down at a right angle to minimize stray coupling.
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
Best mounting height is between 40 and 70 feet, with 50 feet being ideal.
Where possible, locate away from parallel wires that might de-tune the
element. If a high support is available near the feed point, attach a
halyard to the feed block for added support (see below). Jacketed wire
makes the antenna nearly invisible and also allows some incidental
contact with branches and leaves. However, avoid routing through dense
vegetation as it will degrade performance and alter tuning. The MFJ-2013
spans roughly 86 feet. If your end supports are too close together, note
that the friction-locking end insulators allow you to “droop” one or both
legs. Feed excess wire through the retention holes and allow it to dangle
below (drop longer leg first). You may also install the MFJ-2013 as an
inverted “V”.
Support Halyard
Inverted "V"
Drooped End
Power Rating
The MFJ-2013 matching network can handle up to 300-Watts PEP on
SSB or CW (50% of that level for RTTY and other high power-density
The MFJ-2013 has a “dipole” pattern at 5.35 MHz and a full-wave
cloverleaf pattern on 10.1 MHz. For best 30-Meter DX, consider mounting
the antenna 45-degrees off axis rather than directly broadside to your
favored direction.
Other Bands
Efficient operation is also possible on 15 Meters with a tuner connected in
the line. Resonance typically falls slightly above the 21-MHz band, but the
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
antenna still exhibits substantial gain in several directions on the 21-MHz
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 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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In Case of Difficulty
MFJ warrants that your MFJ-2013 will be shipped complete and free from
defect. If your antenna is missing parts or contains damaged items,
contact the factory by phone at (662) 323-5869 to arrange for
replacement items, or write. Our mailing and shipping address is: MFJ
Enterprises, 300 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759. Please do
not return any items to MFJ unless explicitly authorized to do by MFJ
Customer Service.
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
MFJ-2013 Instruction Manual
30/60 Meter OCFD
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
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
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
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.
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759
MFJ-2013 Manual
Version 1A
Printed In U.S.A.
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