|The 2m Moxon (arrowed as it is very small)||.|
I used to work around the UK, as far as Norway, the South of France. Germany and Switzerland. Ah - good old days!
So for the Practical Wireless 2m QRP contest in June I thought I would have a bit of fun. I put up my 2-element home-made Moxon beam at about 8m on a fishing pole and used a Yaesu FT-817 running 2.5W from my Norfolk QTH.
Considering the size of the antenna I was amazed to work anything. Conditions were reasonable at first - I could even hear the GB3VHF beacon on a vertical dipole, but the band seemed to get worse by lunchtime.
All good fun though and happy to give away a few points. Nice to hear 2m SSB being used.