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Offline ShamS

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Mounting a Station Master above a Moxon
« on: March 30, 2021, 0403 UTC »
I want to mount a half wave MK1 Stationmaster on the same tower with my Moxon. What material do I use to mount the stationmaster, that will not affect the SWR of either antenna. I think the SM should be at least 9ft (quarter wave length) above the Mox, Is that right? What have you guys used? What is best? I was thinking some kind of poly pipe. Am I overthinking it? Can i just use aluminum without causing problems? I also found the pic below on the Maco site. This guy has put the vertical directly above the beam. Can I do that? It would be much easier

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Re: Mounting a Station Master above a Moxon
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 1804 UTC »
Sorry, my crystal ball is broken..  Don't understand the nature of the question...

First we would need to know the frequency desired.  What frequency do you plan to use with the stationmaster, which frequency do you use the Moxon for and why?

The Stationmaster is a commercial antenna...

The Moxon is not much better then a dipole, and if it was for 6 meters, you can put it somewhere else...

The Stationmaster is normally used as a repeater antenna, the Moxon is not.

If the Stationmaster is used for 2 meters and the Moxon for 6, they are two different frequencies, if they were both in the same band, then you may have a problem when transmitting on the Moxon, not to mention the RF getting into the front end of your other receiver - it being turned on or not - would probably damage the front end with overload.

I think instead of posting  theoretical questions you need to do some research and find an Elmer to help you.  Repeaterbuilder.com would be my first stop.  Kevin is Kevin, but he is smart..

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Re: Mounting a Station Master above a Moxon
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 2324 UTC »
Both antennas are for 11m. I want to know if i can mount the station master directly above the moxon the way it is done it the pic. If not, what do I use to make the SM higher? Can I use aluminum, poly pipe or something else?

Polar bear: You really didn't understand the question? Wow. It wasn't that herd to read. Maybe you should fix your chrystal ball.