More on a directional VHF antenna

Now thinking that a better choice over a Yagi for 2m is a Moxon. The Moxon has a few really positive attributes:

  • Reduced size – folded elements
  • 2 elements have approximately the same gain as a 3 element Yagi
  • Large Beam width and Front to Back ratio
  • Easy and cheap to build

For 2m the Moxon rectangle works out to about 29″x11″. Here are some EZNEC predications for such an antenna realized with #8 copper wire:

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I am going to try an build this by making a frame out of 1/2″ PVC and then putting the #8 wire around it and holding it in place with zip ties. This should be a fun and inexpensive experiment for 2m

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