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Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Comet CHA250B Help

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KG7AVF  Rating: 4/5 Mar 6, 2013 08:51  Send this review to a friend!
60 day update  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Having used the antenna solidly for 2 mos now, my impressions remain positive. The sweet spot for SSB at this QTH is 15-20. 40 and 80 have a lot of loss, but are workable. I still go to my bazooka dipole for 10m. An unanticipated surprise - the lower power requirements of digital modes like PSK31 have allowed me to fully utilize the lower 30-80 bands of the antenna. I've had solid DX QSOs from New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Hawaii and Alaska, Caribbean, and SA to Brazil and Argentina with this antenna. No, it won't outperform corresponding monoband dipoles. No, it won't come anywhere close to the performance of a directional 11 element HAARP Jr. at 90 feet. Given realistic expectations and awareness of the strengths and weaknesses, it's a good general use antenna that provides acceptable performance for someone running less than 250 watts who needs to get on the air and may have QTH limitations. 
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