[TowerTalk] Modeling the Moxon

Dave Sublette k4to at arrl.net
Wed Jul 26 18:28:42 EDT 2017

I have spent a fair amount of time reading a few of the Moxon construction articles about the modified Moxon for 40 meters.  I have a spare 6 element 20 meter Telrex monobander for 20 meters in my barn.  Doing some scratching on paper, it looks like I could build two, two element Moxons for 40 using the material in that yagi.  I would need to buy the tubing necessary to build the Tee sections on the end.

Since all of the element diameters and taper schedules would be different, I should model it.  I have the Antenna Model Software package.  I haven’t used it much.  I haven’t modeled antennas in over 15 years. I used to use K6STI software when I did and I loved it.  Some of the articles I have read say good things about the Antenna Model program.  I am wondering if that would be good enough to use on the Moxon.

Now I know the Moxon doesn’t model well. The W6NL version is the standard and the best advice is to build it like that.  But I have all this beautiful aluminum that I don’t want to waste.  Plus, the 3 1/2 inch boom on the T-rex is really stout enough to handle this antenna.  At least one article says they wish they had used a larger boom diameter.

I suppose a good plan would be to model the W6NL and then my version on the same software and adjust my version until the results matched those obtained with the W6NL.  The question is ..  Is the Antenna Model package adequate for the job?

A really good answer would be that someone has already modeled the W6NL on Antenna Model and would share the file with me.  :-)


Dave, K4TO

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