Simple $3.00 Ham Radio Antenna-2M Moxon
If you want an inexpensive, easy to make antenna for the 2 Meter Amateur Radio Band, then this simple moxon antenna design from Sean Klechak ("Ham Radio Dude"--W9FFF) is for you.
Sean does an excellent job of fabricating this antenna from two metal camping chairs picked up at a discount store. His advice on how to tune this experimental antenna is spot on!
This 2M Moxon antenna is perfect for portable or emergency use.
If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browsers search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpb4dM41_8Q.
Here are some comments from Sean (W9FFF):
I had the opportunity to find some old Camping stools from SAVERS, a local thrift store, so I destroyed them and made a Moxon antenna!
I have heard the stories of a Lawn chair dipole and Yagi - (Check out • The Lawn Chair Di... for Ham Radio Crash Course's Lawn Chair Dipole) or https://qsysociety.org/2009/01/04/6-m... for a 6 meter lawn chair moxon (This idea is nothing new)
Antenna Top Moxon build instructions (VERY GOOD INSTRUCTIONS) - These instructions are super easy to understand and the detail that is gone into is not overly complicated : http://www.antentop.org/w4rnl.001/mvh...
Moxon calculator in multiple measurements (Inches, Feet, MM, etc) - http://tippete.net/cgi-bin/moxgen.pl
I forgot to mention why this Moxon really wasn't $3.00:
the metals were $3.00, but nuts and bolts cost me 11.50 cents. I used stainless steel nuts and bolts.
The coax was RG59 which was laying around. The PVC I also had laying around. I would still say this could be built for less than 20.
I will have the spacers available on Thingiverse in the future.
In FULL clarity: My motivation from that spacer came from my Hygain 5 element Yagi, which uses a cool, similar piece. I have a few ideas for the future improvement.
I realize this is a long video, but I wanted to document how i went through this build, in order to help others. I openly admit that I am in pursuit of knowledge every day and I am just as wet behind the ears as most, but I ENJOY this kind of learning and I know others do as well.
Thank You for watching.
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