eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | MFJ2016 Help


Reviews Summary for MFJ2016
MFJ2016 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $$129.95
Description: WIRE ANT, 75/160M, OCFD, 1500 WATTS
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=1&ref=71
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the MFJ2016.

NN6AA Rating: 3/5 Apr 9, 2016 14:09 Send this review to a friend
works ok..but not resonate  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
after installing this antenna and checking it with a mfj antenna analyzer i found it didnt resonate on either 160 or 80meters... no where near either...it should be somewhere close....but not to be.....and i wondered where mfj antenna folks came up with the 250 feet on one side and only 40 feet on the other side.....of the ocfd.....no where close to what it should be......no wonder there was no resonate.....sure it would work with a good antenna tuner....but one does want to get the most out of his antenna and not just a tiny bit of radiation on 160 and 80..
 
VE3BW Rating: 3/5 Mar 29, 2016 03:56 Send this review to a friend
Could be Better  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This antenna was mounted at 85 feet, and I must say was a incredible performer on 80 SSB, comparing it to a 80 meter dipole mounted 10 feet away it was hands down a better performer! Signals were 3-5 db stronger than the dipole.Very quiet but signals would jump out at me!Construction was ok! Now the bad news, if I increased my power more than 500Watts PEP the balun became saturated! Wait a few minutes and antenna would be ok. Replaced manufacturers balun with a DX Engineering 4:1 and the antenna worked ok. On 160 meters it worked just as well as my nearby dipole. Not designed for 30/40 meters but did fairly well in pileups.
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.