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2 meter Moxon antenna

The Moxon antenna or 'Moxon Rectangle' is a simple and mechanically robust two-element parasitic array antenna. It takes its name from the amateur radio operator Les Moxon (amateur radio call sign G6XN)

Les A. Moxon (1993). HF Antennas for All Locations

So I decided to take a stab at making one cut for 2 meters. I’ll test it out this weekend and if it works well, I’ll post again with instructions. I’ll see if it needs any improvement.

Heres a link to the calculator I used.

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Cold War JesusDavid Molstad

That turned out really great with inexpensive materials! Very nice execution of the design. I can't wait to see how it performs.

Nice work Joshua ....

Looks good, interested to see how it performs.



I made another one out of 1/4” aluminum round stock. It only weighs 11 oz., the original cpvc/wire weighed 18 oz..  But the aluminum rod requires more tools and precision. It also won’t break down as small. But it has an swr of 1.0:1 at 144.200!  It will be neat to see if they “sound” any different to receiving stations. We’ll find out this Saturday!

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David Molstad

The second one worked very well out in the field. It was used in our latest 2 meter crew event and worked really well ! Nice job Joshua !!