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Par 6m Stressed Moxon

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I received my Par 6m Stressed Moxon today. Had it together in 10 minutes and up on the mast at about 25′ another 10 minutes later. Now all that is left is to actually hear some activity.

Using the WA3TTS for comparison, with the Moxon pointed towards PGH I was getting an S9 sig on WA3TTS. With my HF wires I would get S2 or less.

I heard K8LEE and another station on tropo today as well as WA4VUT, W2TG and a few others via Es. C6ANP/B was about S9+10 a little earlier. Heard W9DR/B and some other beacons as well.

I only have an armstrong rotor, and it’s a real pain in the neck to find an opening if you don’t have the luxury of easily turning your antenna. The F/B ratio on this Moxon is quite impressive. I might want to make something equivalent to the Par Omniangle for the sake of hearing omnidirectionally.

Hopefully we’ll start seeing some good E-skip pretty soon on 6m and I can try out the Moxon some more

Written by Mike

May 3rd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Posted in Antennas,VHF_UHF

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