|Discontinued Amateur Mobile Antennas|
The Chameleon V2 HF Multiband Antenna™ is a revolutionary antenna that stands at a only 4.2 feet tall. This antenna is ideally designed for mobile applications. Designed with a similar coil traps system technology used for the Chameleon V1, so the Chameleon V2 does not require any adjustments on the antenna after installation. To change the operating band the operator will only have to activate the antenna tuner (not supplied). The Chameleon V2 is 50% smaller that our Chameleon V1 and offers an HF/VHF/UHF antenna alternative for Ham operators desiring to have HF/VHF/UHF capability on their vehicles.
Due to its short length (4’2”), the better the ground plane, the higher the antenna on the vehicle and better will be TX/RX performances. So good mobile antenna knowledge and proper antenna installation (grounding and ground plane) are required for good Chameleon V2 performances. Mounting location is a difficult topic to advise upon due to each individual’s unique circumstances and preferences. As for general guidelines and optimal performances, 2/3 of the antenna should be above the roof line. An antenna mounted higher on the vehicle tends to perform better. And it will be critical that the antenna mount be well grounded to the vehicle chassis because it is the “metallic” masse right under the antenna and not on the side of it that define a good ground plane. The UNUN 9:1 installation is optional. This antenna terminates to a standard 3/8x24.
To function properly this antenna requires an antenna tuner and a spring (neither included).
Chameleon V2 KIT system includes:
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