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6m EME with a MOXON

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by ON6KE, Aug 20, 2019.

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  1. ON6KE

    ON6KE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi everyone,
    we all know that antenna gain, temperature, clean antenna patterns, F/B and what have you are all important when setting up an EME antenna system.

    Given that space for an antenna is limited here and that I have no interest in 2 m or 70 cm (no amplifiers etc.) I wonder whether anyone has succeeded on 6 meters EME using a single MOXON. (receiving/complete QSO)
    and whether there was any consistency in receiving decodes.

    73, good DX
    Gust ON6KE
  2. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe with an 8 element Yagi?
  3. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    A Moxon is a two (2) element antenna and will will yield around 5dB of gain. You won't work EME with that little gain.

    For JT65 mode, you would probably need to be thinking at least 6-8 element Yagi, and 500w-600w amplifier.
  4. KM3F

    KM3F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Think about the signal round trip loss.
    Well over 100 db loss.
    You need a system to overcome the loss.
    High gain antenna system, low noise receive amp and enough power to get there and be reflected back to another station similarly equipped.
    It's not just a one way deal.
    Good luck.
  5. KJ7OG

    KJ7OG Ham Member QRZ Page

    For more information on 6M EME, search for W7GJ eme. You will be pleased with what Lance Collister has been doing.
    Cheers, Steve KJ7OG

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