What's better than a Moxon? How about two!
3 Element 20m Moxon – aluminium
The element size is designed by YU1QT (thanks to Andra). The length of the elements are a bit different to NEC calculation, so I have to tune it manually. The performance is outstanding. In December 2005 I could do a lot of contacts to VK and ZL and other stations to fare east. The Moxon reports where always much better than the Mosley Pro 57.
2 Element 40m Moxon – Yagi-like
I build the 2 Element 40m Moxon with fishing rods from Spiderbeam version 1. I prefer the Yagi-like build, because its more rugged then a star build. We live in a valley with stormy winds at times.
The performance of this Moxon is also very good, lets say excellent. I am working also VK, ZL and Pacific area almost every day mostly less than 150W. For contacts within 2000km I found out that there is no big different in front/back or front side ratio. The signals are fairly the same...maybe 1 S unit different front/back and front/side. The difference comes up over 1000km. The performance rises to expected values. Compared to my 56m G5RV the moxon signals are always 3-5S units better!
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Steve Hammer, K6SGH