Chameleon Antenna Deployment Configurations

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Mar 10, 2017.

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  1. K1SZO

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    My Hybrid Mini with a Cha-Mil vertical and a counterpoise (along with my 2m/70cm) at 70 feet up off my balcony. I have the Cha-Mil extension which improves 60m-160m, but the wind has to be calm or it's hard to keep stable.

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  2. WJ6F

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    I wish I could get my antenna 70 feet off of the ground.
     
  3. N0RDC

    N0RDC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I run a Chameleon V1L on my 06 Ram, and am getting ready to try an experiment for Field Day with the Cha MIL and MIL EXT and a little 6 radial cap hat with my FT-857d and a YT-100 tuner. While I have replaced my V1L twice, I strike obstacles and drive out in the desert a LOT, so for what its worth, their mobile antenna is a pretty hearty setup.
    N0RDC DE Dutch
     
  4. N0RDC

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    You should have seen my V1L on the highway with the Hustler SS-5 spring, unintentional NVIS!!! Thanks too Cal-Av, I now have a vertical even at 70 mph...they custom drilled their military spring to 3/8-24 and gave it a black oxide finish...PRICEY, but totally worth it.

     
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  5. K1SZO

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    There are pluses and minutes to it. Being 70 feet up is a real plus, but my building acts like a giant faraday cage and blocks about 195 degrees. I can hear Ireland and I've heard Texas, but the rest of Europe, and pretty much anywhere east of Texas and south of there is a no-go. (my balcony faces Northwest)

    Hi Canada.
     
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  6. WJ6F

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    I know the feeling! My house is made of stucco (the standard building material of california). It is a real RF nightmare! I am trying to get my antenna an additional 8 feet up so i can clear my roof! Here is a video I did about my stucco issue,

     
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  7. XE2LVM

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    Me parese exelente la vi trabajar con mi amigo Ismael Xe1ay. Y voy a mandar pedir una Antena Camaleon...gracias por la explicacion. Atte XE2LVM JORGE..
     
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  8. WJ6F

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    ¬°Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para ver y para el comentario!
     
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  9. KG5EXW

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    "This can prove extremely useful when operating portable, SOTA or if you happen to live in a restrictive HOA."
     
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  10. WJ6F

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    I do live in an extremely restrictive HOA. They just sent a "rules" update regarding the Amateur Radio Parity Act, should it pass. They are already trying to regulate it.... Although some of their wording will work in my favor!
     
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