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Crawdad

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Ordering materials to brew up a wire Moxon for 10 meters and the shipping costs are over 1/3 the cost of the material. On one of the major items (8 ft. pieces) the shipping is close to 80% of the material. Has gotten kind of ridiculous. Thanks for listening, I just needed to get that off my chest :mad:.

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Ordering materials to brew up a wire Moxon for 10 meters and the shipping costs are over 1/3 the cost of the material. On one of the major items (8 ft. pieces) the shipping is close to 80% of the material. Has gotten kind of ridiculous. Thanks for listening, I just needed to get that off my chest :mad:.

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For my 20M and 15M moxons I used painters poles that I get at the local hardware store.
 
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Captain Kilowatt

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Long items cost big $$$. Always have actually, but I agree it has increased. I bought a tower from a place in Ontario many years ago and shipped it to Nova Scotia. It was about nine feet long, weighed about 1000 pounds and cost over a dollar a pound to ship it by freight truck. Try shipping costs on an 8 foot mobile antenna.
 
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Rwb

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goin green fuel costs. its never getting any better. high prices are save the planet greed.
 
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Crawdad

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bought a tower from a place in Ontario many years ago and shipped it to Nova Scotia. It was about nine feet long, weighed about 1000 pounds and cost over a dollar a pound to ship it by freight truck.
Imagine what that would be like now CK. Second mortgage maybe?



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Beetle

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A Solarcon I-Max is obtainable for $170 shipping on 8'+ packaging jacks costs to an additional 50%.

Not familiar with Moxon antenna led me to site speaking of 14-14.350 Mc.
What is Mc? Google no help. Other than "fast food frequency pairs".
14.350 Mc. is a very dated way of saying 14.350 MHz. Frequency was commonly specified in Cycles per Second (CPS) until the 1970s or so, when the term Cycles per Second (CPS) was changed to Hertz (Hz). Megacycles per second (MC) became Megahertz.

Frequency was one of the last terms in electricity to be named after a person who was associated with it. Volt = Volta. Current = Ampere. Resistance = Ohm (and Conductance = Mho.
 

Alabama Buckeye

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14.350 Mc. is a very dated way of saying 14.350 MHz. Frequency was commonly specified in Cycles per Second (CPS) until the 1970s or so, when the term Cycles per Second (CPS) was changed to Hertz (Hz). Megacycles per second (MC) became Megahertz.

Frequency was one of the last terms in electricity to be named after a person who was associated with it. Volt = Volta. Current = Ampere. Resistance = Ohm (and Conductance = Mho.
Mho as in Larry, Curly, and Mho :) Mho must have been the complicated character.

Thanks for that bit of education.
 
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The DB

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and Conductance = Mho
I never through I would see anyone referring to the mho in the hobby space... The mho is the inverse of ohm, as conductance is the inverse of resistance.

Mho is literally ohm spelled backwards, but is also referred to as the siemans. There are two symbols used, when referring to it as the mho the resistance symbol (the greek capital Omega) except upside down. When referring to it as the siemans, a capital S is used. The siemans reference is from some German guy's last name, but I don't remember off hand who specifically it was. Strangely, although it is after some guy's name, and the symbol being capital, when spelling out the word itself it is proper to use a lower case s...

Beyond this, there is also susceptance, which is the inverse of reactance, and admittance, the inverse of impedance.

I know these from working with smith charts. That being said, outside of smith charts, I haven't seen them used anywhere in the hobby space, including the more advanced discussions, so you don't have to worry about them to much...


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