10m Aluminium Moxon Construction
I found the plan to build the aluminium Moxon via the Moxon Project web site. As I had very good results with a wire Moxon put together from telescopic fishing poles and wire I thought I would make something a bit sturdier. The aluminium was sourced from Smiths Metals, I used 1/2" & 3/8" tubing - at about £8.00 per 4 meter length it didn't cost too much.
Bending the tubes was a challenge, I eventually borrowed a pipe bender for 15mm copper pipe and used this. It worked satisfactorily and I used a hand held pipe cutter to cut the tubes.
My next door neighbour again proved helpful with a scrap bit of fence feather edging which I shaped to accomodate the aluminium elements. A scrap bit of plastic tubing was used for the boom. And the boom to mast bracket is cut from a plastic breadboard. As you can see I have used a coax RF balun.
I found a plastic garden stake that fitted perfectly in the 3/8" tubing to act as the spacer between the element and reflector.
The whole assembly is on the top of my 33ft push up aluminium mast and then back to my radio via a 40ft length of RG213 coax.
Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about his moxon.
Steve Hammer, K6SGH