Moxon Beam

From 2010 to 2014 I used a 15 meter two-element Moxon beam as a temporary antenna for contests. I built it from plans in the May 2003 issue of QST magazine. It was written by KG4JJH, who provides detailed drawings of the parts and directions for assembly. I found that the antenna went together very well and worked great without any further tuning.

When I first put it on the air I used the recommended 20 foot painter pole, strapped to my pool fence and guyed. I use the armstrong method of turning the antenna. In 2012 I added a 35 foot push up mast and used the Moxon on top of it, still on a temporary basis. It provided the needed gain and directivity to break through for European and Asian QSO’s in contests. I worked my first UK and Japan contacts using QRP power levels in the first contest I tried with the Moxon.

Ham Nation had asked for videos and so I put this video together. I hope you enjoy it and I encourage you to consider building one yourself. More information can be found on the web at the Moxon Antenna Project.

I will also note that I also use a 6 meter moxon from Par Electronics. You can learn more at Six Meter Stressed Moxon.

K5ND Moxon Beam from Jim @ K5ND on Vimeo.

Overview of my 15 meter two-element Moxon beam antenna.