What is this? This is a directive antenna developed by Les Moxon G6XN. This kind of antenna is less than a common monobander and it is also less heavy. It can be installed on a simple push-up mast and rotated by hand or with an inexpensive light duty rotor. And the most important thing...it is easy to build !!!

Lots of more information can be found at:

http://www.moxonantennaproject.com/

How to build it? It is very simple...first of all you have to design your own Moxon for the band you need. To design the project you can download the programme MoxGen and fill the blank places with the frequency and the kind of wire you will use.

moxgen

 

After the calculation of the driven element and the reflector lengths you can build it following the instructions. I built my own Moxon antenna for 6m band and I also viewed it with EZNEC v 5.0 trying to find out the gain of this antenna. I found that the antenna has 7.0 db of gain and the front/back is about 25.36 db .

Using this antenna and 40W on 6m I could have a QSO with EA8ACW/P in Canary Islands from IL82EC with a QRB of 3300 Km. I have been very happy to build this antenna and I hope you will try to build the antenna for your favourite bands.

73 Stefano IZ3NVR / IE3-802SWL


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