Some of us have been playing with Moxon antennas.  Mike, W5EGO, has an MFJ
SWR analyzer.  I'll see what we can do about testing the SWR of your dipole
and/or building a Moxon for the shack.


Steven KE5GAU

On 11/28/06, Judson Ahern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At the Southern Cross shack:
> I've made up a power cord to connect the 50W Kenwood 2m rig to the 11A
> power supply. I also cobbed together what is probably my sorriest-ever
> excuse for an antenna, but I had to use what was there. :-)   It's a dipole,
> hung from the ceiling by tucking one end under a ceiling panel (for vertical
> polarization).  It does work - I could hit 146.88, and 147.06, including
> the east-side input.
> However, I do have a couple requests (since it's my radio ;-):
> Until someone comes up with a better antenna, make sure my temp is hanging
> up there, and keep transmissions short. I have no idea what the SWR is,
> although it's cut to the nominal length of 468/146.5 feet.
> Also, when you are not using it, turn it and the power supply off - duh.
> Finally cover the radio with the plastic bag until we can come up with a
> better cover. I like to keep my gear looking (and working) good, and that
> room is a particular problem since the windows don't completely close, so
> dust will be a problem.
> Otherwise, enjoy!
> 73,
> Jud W5JA
> --
> Dr. Judson L. Ahern
> Professor Emeritus, Geophysics
> School of Geology & Geophysics
> University of Oklahoma
> Norman, OK 73019
> [log in to unmask]     W5JA