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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Portable (not mobile) | Chameleon MPAS Help

Reviews Summary for Chameleon MPAS
Chameleon MPAS Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $$330.00
Description: he Modular Portable Antenna System is a concept allowing the radio operator to configure and deploy the antenna system in a variety of configurations. Some of the possible deployment configurations:

• Vertical
• Horizontal
• Sloper
• Inverted “V”
• Inverted “L”
• Balcony
• Vehicle (Stationary)
• Man-Pack
Product is in production.
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KK8ZZ Rating: 3/5 Sep 19, 2017 12:42 Send this review to a friend
Performs well !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Like the KD2XXX gentleman before me, I've found this multi-band multi-setup antenna to be reasonable in price (if you're REALLY going out in the boondocks) and can be arranged in quite a number of different configurations to be operate in several bands under various conditions. If this sounds cryptic, check their website for the multiple configurations that this antenna is capable of... I admit to being an "early adopter" of some ham gear, so perhaps I'm still an early adapter of this one too, but I'd say that I am very impressed with the quality of construction and the web site details that the maker provides. I'm a deep wilderness operator, so if it does not meet its reviews/specifications I'll certainly let you know based on "on the ground" setups.....
KD2LXQ Rating: 5/5 Jul 23, 2017 09:36 Send this review to a friend
Exceeded my expectations.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Chameleon Antenna Review, Paul Brown AC2UQ, July 2017

Below is my experience with the Chameleon Antenna MPAS portable antenna system in July of 2017.

I purchased the following.

1. Chameleon MPAS CHA HYBRID - Micro with CHAMIL whip and Dipole Jaw Mount;

2. Chameleon MIL EXT WHIP;

3. Counterpoises Kit;

4 . Chameleon Spike Mount;

The Chameleon antenna is the heart of my first HF portable rig that I have been planning (and saving) for during the last several months.

I am using the antenna package with a Yaesu 857D and LDG Z-100 Automatic Tuner. Power is supplied by a Bioenno Power LiFePO4 1215A lithium-iron-phosphate battery the heaviest piece of equipment I have to carry (4.2 lbs, however has provided over 13 hours of power with about 20% tx duty cycle).

Since I am relatively new to Amateur Radio (Tech-September 2016; General December 2016 and Extra in January 2017) you might understand why this septuagenarian (born 1942) was somewhat trepidatious about proceeding with a portable HF unit that I could use when ‘walking in the woods’ and using many of the trails in and high spots in our local hills and mountains.

Prior to purchasing the Chameleon antenna package I consulted their website site, benefitted from replies to my emails directly from Carl, the owner, and watched dozens of YouTube videos. I was particularly impressed and ‘sold’ by those of ‘Survivor Tech Nord’…his clear explanations, gentle manner and tough field tests convinced me to invest with Chameleon.

I fit everything I needed (plus a sandwich and water) into a 20 year old TUMI travel and laptop bag.

On my first day of portable operation when I was still learning how to assemble everything and worried less about optimal conditions I was able to quickly tune-up on 80, 40 and 20 meters.

I made several U.S. and Canadian contacts over 1000 miles and the best part of the day was a confirmed contact with a chap in Italy. I was only using 100 watts of power and received good reports (5/5 to 5/9 in North America a 4/5 from Italy he was a 59+ here in upstate New York)

N7EJP Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2017 09:09 Send this review to a friend
Awesome  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased the antenna along with the Spike Mount and the Mil Whip Ext. My first deployment took about 5 minutes to set up in the Mt Hood National Forest area. Even with relatively poor band conditions, we were able to start receiving on my FT-991A within moments. Signal reports were excellent. I will most definitely be taking this antenna out in the forest a great deal more. It is simple, intuitive and extremely versatile. With the internal tuner of the FT-991A, I'm confident we can reach all the entities we will need to.

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