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

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch/v=uymwEzqgVAc. 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 t

ARRL Field Day 2016 With Chameleon Antennas. Post #1084.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uymwEzqgVAc. The ARRL 2017 Field Day is set for Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 June 2017. Thousands of radio amateur from Canada and the United States will be trying to make contacts world wide in one of the largest emergency communications exercises of the year. All kinds of antennas will be used to "heat the ether" this year, ranging from simple dipoles and verticals to multi-element arrays and unconventional radiators such as magnetic and full-wave loops. If you're in an experimental frame of mind, you may want to use a magnetic loop antenna as portrayed in this short video by Craig ("VideosByDPF").  Craig used the Chameleon Hybrid Mini and the P-Loop magnetic loop antennas with his ICOM -7200 transceiver.  Despite the rather poor conditions in June of 2016, Craig did get some interesting contacts.  Perhaps a homemade loop