New updates from Chameleon Antenna

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. OH8STN

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  2. N6NLX

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    Nice review.

    Very reminiscent of the Hughes Prc-74 antenna. That is a great little antenna if you can find them.
    Handles 100 watts and is collapsible in seconds. Just pull down on the band selector and rotate it to the band you want. It works on the low bands and 17, 15 and 10 as well with a tuner. I use it with my Elecraft KX radios with good success
     

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  3. NU6I

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    Does the PRC-74 need full length radials? There is one for sale on eBay from Greece.
     
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  4. N6NLX

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    I used mine quite often without full length radials. Sometimes two of them in a rotatable dipole config. Not sure that worked all that well. However, to get the most out of it they would certainly help. I just looked at that one Ebay. Not sure what that other piece is. It didn’t come with the antennas. I had a few of these years ago in sealed packages and that other piece wasn’t part of it.

    Don.
     
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  5. NU6I

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    Thanks Don. 73, Yvon.
     
  6. WW4LDO

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    So pretty much the MPAS plus all the other stuff I bought to make it a viable POTA antenna system....
     
  7. KM6AB

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    The new mil whip 2.0 is a military AT-271 that's been around since the late 1950s. Its copper plated steel tubing and was first used on the PRC-25 manpack radio. These can be had on Ebay new surplus in the $30 range. The PRC-74 whip mentioned above (mil AT-1887A) is a really good antenna and its resonant on many ham bands.
     
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  8. WB5GSA

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    I made a vertical with 18" tent poles, elastic string, an insulator made from my wife's cutting board, an SO-239 and a few other things. The tent poles resonated on 20M and with 30' of RG-8X, I was able to get some DX. This company was very good to me: https://tentpoletechnologies.com/product/easton-355-diameter-7075-t9/ I had to replace the rubber band thingy but otherwise, it works fine. I want to buy larger diameter tent poles when I move in with my daughter and her hubby especially since I'll have to move into HOA City.
     
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  9. VE3IQL

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    Do you have the base for it? How have you got it mounted and how do you feed it? I now have one and want to use it with my KX3..
    Thanks
     
  10. N6NLX

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    Just a 3/8-24 to so239 adaptor. I made a spike and attached it to the spike. I use it with many radios. Kx2, Kx3, Ft817 and SG2020. Don’t forget ground wires to clip to it.

    Another mount is a standard ball mount or even a magnetic mount. I’ve used those as well.

    Don. N6NLX
     

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