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UKRAA is pleased to announce that we have a stock of 6m band Moxon antennas suitable for meteor detection. It can be used with the new 50MHz beacon being developed for deployment in the UK midlands which should be receivable over most of the UK. It is also suitable for use with the BRAMS meteor beacon in Belgium.

A presentation was given on the planned UK meteor transmitter at the BAA RAG online conference held on 16th October 2021. Details are on the BAA website.

The design with Moxon elements gives a very short boom length, an excellent front/back ratio of more than 30 dB and a large bandwidth. Another benefit is the 50Ω design, which avoids the use of a lossy balun as transforming element, the feed line being connected direct to the antenna.

The small weight of only 3 kg makes this antenna also suitable for other activities such as DX-peditions.

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