There is no shortage of ways to deploy a Chameleon Hybrid-mini/micro antenna! In this video, I will show you some of the most common ways to deploy a Chameleon Antenna.
Chameleon AntennaTM Hybrid – Mini / Micro Portable High Frequency (HF) Antenna (CHA HYBRID-MINI or CHA HYBRID-MICRO). The CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO antenna system is designed to be the most versatile, high performance, and rugged portable / manpackable HF antenna available – similar to those used by armies worldwide. The base system is comprised of, either a CHA HYBRID-MINI or CHA HYBRIDMICRO portable base and 60 feet of wire. Available system options (sold separately) include a 10’8” military-style collapsible whip antenna (CHA MIL WHIP), a 6’6” collapsible extension (CHA MIL EXT), and a high efficiency capacity hat (CHA CAP HAT).
The five pieces of the CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO antenna system provide a continuum of portability and performance to meet your communications requirements. Operators that already have a CHA V1, V1L, or V2L mobile whip can also use them with the CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO base, although the MINI and MICRO bases are for stationary use only. You can even combine a CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO base with two CHA MIL whips, two CHA MIL EXT whip extensions, and a Chameleon AntennaTM Jaw Mount and Tripod to create a 34’6” portable horizontal dipole.
The integral broadband impedance matching network transformer allows broadband antenna tuning. The antenna will operate from 1.8 – 54 MHz (including 160m – 6m amateur bands) without any adjustment with a wide range antenna tuner (the shortest configuration has limited performance below 3.5 MHz). The CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO is perfect for military, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS), Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), First Responders and especially for Emergency Preparedness. It is also the antenna for hams that enjoy camping and hiking or those living in apartments and condominiums or developments with homeowners associations, deed restrictions, or CCRs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions). The CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO is configurable to facilitate Near-Vertical Incident Sky wave (NVIS) communication and is totally waterproof. The CHA HYBRID – MINI / MICRO antenna system requires a wide range antenna tuner or coupler. Antennas built by Chameleon AntennaTM are versatile, dependable, stealthy, and built to last.
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