Coat hanger 70cm beam

Some years ago, I was in need of a 70cms antenna for portable use and had to improvise by raiding my XYL’s wardrobe!  The result was a 2 el Moxon antenna made in about 30 minutes which worked some impressive QRP (2.5W) DX into France on 70cms. Gain is quite low but all you need is a wire coat hanger and a few bits for insulation and to attach the coax feed. Simplicity! It does not look pretty, but it works. The mast was made from a short length of PVC pipe.

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Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cambridge, England.

One Response to “Coat hanger 70cm beam”

  • Harry K4BAD:

    Howdy Roger: Good article. You might want to look into the 70 Cm. CJU antenna. It attaches directly to antenna connector on top of a HT. I built one and use it to receive satellite SO-50 from within my shack!Google CJU for specifics. 73 K4BAD Harry

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