MFJ-860 – Cross-Needle Meter 1.8 – 60 MHz


Introducing the MFJ-860 Cross-Needle Meter – the compact solution for accurate power and SWR measurement on ham bands from 160 meters to 6 meters. With its small form factor of 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 3 inches, this meter is perfect for any shack setup.


Featuring two power scales, the MFJ-860 allows you to easily measure forward and reflected power. The low power scale reads from 0-30 watts forward and 0-6 watts reflected, while the high power scale reads from 0-300 watts forward and 0-60 watts reflected. Say goodbye to guesswork and stay informed about your signal performance.

Equipped with an illuminated meter, the MFJ-860 ensures readability even in low-light conditions. To power the meter lamp, simply connect a 12V DC supply such as the MFJ-1312B. For seamless operation, use a standard 2.1 mm coaxial plug with the centre conductor positive and the sleeve ground.

To set up the MFJ-860, connect your transmitter to the labelled TRANSMITTER connector and your antenna to the labelled ANTENNA connector. It is essential to use high-quality coaxial cables and properly installed connectors for optimal performance. When measuring the power output capability of a transmitter or amplifier, make sure to connect a quality dummy load (50 ohms) to the antenna jack of the MFJ-860.

With a SWR range of 1:1 to ∞, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your signal is performing at its best. The MFJ-860 is designed to provide accurate measurements and is built to last, ensuring years of reliable performance.

Upgrade your ham radio setup with the MFJ-860 Cross-Needle Meter. Get precise readings, enhance your signal performance, and take your amateur radio experience to new heights. Order yours today and enjoy the power of accurate measurement.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg