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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Moxon Aloft!



We put it up on the roof this afternoon.  I think it looks great!   The neighbors have not yet risen up in opposition to the new skyhook.   My family thinks it cool that I can spin it around.   I have it pointed at Europe and I notice a big difference.  I've worked F5LIW, OT4A, YL2BJ,  F5BBD.  Lots of fun. 



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6 comments:

Tony G4WIF said...

Of course Bill, the neighbours will not see it as the thing of great beauty that we know it is.

Rogier said...

That chimney is a great skyhook for a sloper or inverted delta loop! Perhaps even a horizontal loop over the parameter of the yard...

73

pa1zz

Nigel M0NDE said...

Bill, how is it fixed to the roof. Some more photos required please?

73 Nigel M0NDE

Bill N2CQR CU2JL M0HBR said...

Rogier: I thought about building a tilt-over mast, but that would have been complicated and difficult.

Nigel: It is fixed to the roof with 9 wood screws at the base of the tripod. Scroll down to the picture of the tripod and you will see where the screws go.

Bill N2CQR CU2JL M0HBR said...

Tony: "A thing of beauty" is a phrase that hams often seem to mutter when their beam antenna is put in place. John, EI7BA, used that phrase. I agree. But it is definitely "in the eye of the beholder." 73 Bill

Anonymous said...

Bill this looks like a suspended Rhombic of sorts I can't make out the feed point clearly or what you have opposite. I would suggest however that at that height you would be getting rather a lot of interference from the metalic parts of the antenna and from the roof . Nice job though and thanks for posting

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