Scott built his MOXON for 15m with bamboo spreader poles
and #12 insulated copper stranded wire. The antenna is up about 35 feet and
rotated with, what else, a radio shack rotor.
Scott's first contact was a G4 who gave him a 5-7 report.
Later in the day he worked 9J2BO in Zambia and C5Z in The Gambia.
Scott reports that he has worked more DX into Africa with this antenna than ever
before in over 20 yrs of hamming. None of this would be half as impressive if it
were not for the fact it was done with a FT-817 at only 5 watts.
Scott is certainly impressed with the performance of his
used yellow bamboo at a total cost of 15$. The hub is constructed of a
piece of plywood and some scrap angle aluminum. Its on a 10 ft mast above the
house at about 37' . The antenna uses tie wraps to attach the wire to the
spreaders. He used a small piece of pvc pipe for insulators. Scott elected
to use bamboo because of the low cost. He feels that if they last the
winter it will have been a good investment
Email Scott at
for additional information
about his 15 meter MOXON.
Steve Hammer, K6SGH