Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ARRL Field Day 2016 With Chameleon Antennas. Post #1466.


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Over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring some interesting antennas that you can use for the upcoming ARRL Field Day on 23-24 June 2018.  Although many of my fellow radio amateurs will join their club at public parks, schools, and emergency operations centers for this annual communications exercise and popular contest, some of us (including yours truly) will be operating a single station on battery or solar power in whatever space we can find.

In such situations, our antennas must be versatile, sturdy, and easy to erect.  In this report from "VideosByDPF", we see an excellent "one-man" ham station using a variety of antennas, including the Chameleon Hybrid Mini and the P-Loop Magnetic Antenna.  This video was shot at the 2016 ARRL Field Day when propagation was beginning its slow decline from previous years.  Despite the generally poor conditions, this portable station did fairly well using the Chameleon magnetic loop antennas.

Hopefully, this video will give you a few ideas on how to operate under field conditions with simple antennas.  Part of the fun of Field Day is testing your antenna ideas under portable or emergency situations.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information).

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).