Thursday, August 20, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--QRP Test Chameleon F-Loop & Yaesu FT-817. Post #521.


Here's neat idea for amateur radio operators forced to use stealth or concealed antennas because of HOAs and CC&Rs in their neighborhoods. Why not try a magnetic loop antenna?  In this video, "SurvivalTechNord" describes one of the better magnetic loop antennas on the market today--the Chameleon F-Loop Antenna.  In this video tutorial, the operator sets up this small, compact antenna next to his apartment and proceeds to work London, England and Tuscany, Italy with his Yaesu FT-817 running about 5 watts.  He was able to get solid copy over a 2,000 km path between both stations.  The F-Loop seems to be a fine option for operators who don't have the space or desire to use a full sized antenna.  If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box:  https://youtu.be/Ah2HAFZcdtY.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and event, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).