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Leslie A. Moxon, G6XN, SK:

from The ARRL Letter, Vol 23, No 12 on March 20, 2004
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Leslie A. Moxon, G6XN, SK:

Leslie A. "Les" Moxon, G6XN, of Surrey, England, died March 3. He was 95 and among the oldest Amateur Radio operators in the UK. Licensed in 1928, Moxon was well-known among the amateur community for his writings on antennas, in particular his 1982 book HF Antennas for All Locations, now in its second edition. ARRL antenna specialist Dean Straw, N6BV, called Moxon a "radio pioneer" and said he'd been a fan of his work for years.

"His insights into the effects of terrain were one of the factors that got me interested years ago in this aspect of HF radio work," Straw said. During World War II Moxon was involved in top-secret work to develop radar. He worked for the government as a radio specialist after the war, retiring in 1969.

ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, said Moxon's book "set the standard for practical antenna books and remains a classic."

Moxon's son, David, recalls that his father's gardens grew antennas the way others grew plants and shrubs, and a new antenna design was always taking shape. "He always liked to live on the top of a hill--good for propagation of radio waves," he said. "And when moving to their final house in Hindhead, real estate agents were bemused to be asked about 'the long path to Australia.'"

Moxon authored a July 1952 QST article, "Two-Element Driven Arrays." Several other of his articles appeared during the 1970s and 1980s in Ham Radio magazine. "A 6 Meter Moxon Antenna" by Allen Baker, KG4JJH, is among the antenna articles featured in April 2004 QST.

In later years, Moxon developed an interest in theology, and he was not active on the air in the months prior to his death. A service was held March 10. Survivors include his wife Nancy and his son.

Source:

The ARRL Letter Vol. 23, No. 12 March 19, 2004

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Leslie A. Moxon, G6XN, SK:  
by G7HEU on March 22, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What happened to the respectful remarks posted here in memeory of Mr Moxon?

Again, thanks for all the info Les and R.I.P.

Steve
M0HEU / G7HEU.
 
Leslie A. Moxon, G6XN, SK:  
by K7WDA on March 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Les and Nancy came out to Tucson AZ in the mid 80's and I had a chance to meet them. What gracious intelligent people. Les was so far ahead of me technically but never reminded me of it. His work with RADAR during the war might have changed the outcome, but he never mentioned it. The radio world is richer for his contributions and poorer with his passing. RIP.
 
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