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Homebrew 2m Moxon: Gotta get a fix...

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by HomerBB, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

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    Wanting to do something quick, and just so happen to have a thrift store walker laying around, I whipped up this 2m Moxon.
    It's pouring down rain continuously today, so I checked the SWR match inside my 12'x12' workshop. 1.5:1 was a little below the band at 136 Mhz, so I cut a smidgen off its width and tried again Got a usable SWR of 1.5:1 where I wanted it in mid band and decided finer tuning would wait.
    Hooked it up to my Baofeng HT and called toward the south of me. Fifteen miles away a ham friend came back to me. He's vertical, I'm horizontal. He has a read with static. I hold it vertical and the static cleans up. I climb the ladder so the antenna is now 15' high. Horizontal he reports clear clean audio no S units on his radio meter (IC 746). Vertical he reports two S units, clear and clean.
    It's still raining so I pack it in for the day.
    Homer
    KG5SQX
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  2. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    Given you're on FM only I'd just keep it vertical. Remember to bring the coax out horizontally for a few feet.
     
  3. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

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    Ah, yes. Good point.
    I put it up in the air to play with on ssb, which I do have on my base rig.
     
  4. firerunner

    firerunner Active Member

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    That a nice 2m Moxon HomerBB, I just recently built two 2 meter antennas. I built a halo antenna its horizontal and a portable 4 element yagi thats a combination of PVC and aluminum rod. Keep those antennas coming!!

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    sorry the Yagi is a picture of a picture quality not great.
     
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  5. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

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    They look great!
    Still cleaning up my collinear vertical.
     
  6. firerunner

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    In the background is my home made 6m hexbeam also
     
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  7. HomerBB

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    They all look great. Most of mine look like they need help crossing the street.
     

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