Chameleon portable and mobile antennas for HF/VHF

Chameleon: Antenne HF/VHF compatto portatile/mobil

Le antenne Chameleon sono antenne molto compatte che trovano applicazione ideale in installazioni con spazio ridotto o in operazioni mobili o portatili. Le antenne coprono tutte le bande dagli 80 ai 6 metri ed anche le VHF/UHF (2m, 70 cm).

V1L

La costruzione delle antenne Chameleon é molto robusta. Su di un forte supporto in fiberglass sono montate le trappole per accorare l'antenna su di ogni banda. Con soli 260 cm di lunghezza, la Chameleon V1L copre tutte le bande: 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12. 11. 10 e 6 metri. Tutti i materiali utilizzati sono inossidabili e a prova di intemperie, la parte centrale é ricoperta da una guaina termoretraibile nera.

Le antenne Chamaleon sono installabili con palo da 3/8". WiMo offre una ampia scelta di sistemi di montaggio per installazione permanente o temporanea. A casa come in auto. L'antenna può essere installata su di un piccolo palo, ma anche sul parapetto del balcone, un davanzale, un recinto e in molti altri posti.

L'antenna Chameleon V1L viene spedita in due spezzoni lunghi 130 cm e diventa lunga 260 cm una volta assemblata. Talvolta questa misura é troppo lunga, per esempio per una installazione in macchina. Per questo fine, il produttore offre uno stilo più corto: l'antenna Chameleon V2L. E' lunga solo 200 cm ed opera sulle stesse bande della versione V1L. Questo stilo é perfetto per l'installazione in auto.

Dati technico
Chameleon V1L Chameleon V2L
Lunghezza 260cm 200cm
Gamma di frequenze 80-6m + 2m + 70cm
Potenza mass. 500W 200W
Connettore 3/8" bullone filettato
Ordine No.
11460 Chameleon V1L radiator, lungo 260cm Temporaneamente non disponibile
11461 Chameleon V2 radiator, lungo 200cm 189.00 € Ordina
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Download: German Review of Chameleon V3 from Funkamateur 7/2011 Pubblicato con il permesso dell'autore (PDF, DE, 1.1MB)
Download: Installation Chameleon V2L (PDF, EN, 650KB)
Download: Test review by DL1ATA (PDF, DE, 890KB)

Chameleon MIL Whip

Chameleon MIL Whip

Very light, small and portable antenna (being collapsible). Can be used simply as a normal antenna rod or as an optional accessory for the Chameleon MINI-HYBRID

If the antenna is used in conjunction with the Chameleon HYBRID, then it is working on 6m to 160m at a power of 1500 W SSB. Unmounted the antenna is only 73cm long. The 5 aluminum tubes are hold by a MIL-SPEC rubber cord. The Chameleon MIL WHIP antenna can only be used as a portable or in a non permanent stationary installation. Never use it mobile while in motion.

Dati technico
Lunghezza (full) 330cm
Peso 270g
Gamma di frequenze 160-6m
Potenza mass. 1500W
Connettore 3/8" thread bolt
Impedanza 50 Ohm
Ordine No.
11459 Chameleon MIL Whip 135.10 € Ordina
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MIL EXT: 2m Extender for MIL WHIP and all other 3/8" antenna rods

The MIL Extender whip has been designed to offer maximum portability and performance.

This collapsible antenna extension may be used with the MIL WHIP to create a 6m long portable antenna, of course works also with any other 3/8" antenna rod. When combined with any HYBRID series antenna bases (p/n 11458) the MIL EXT will operate at all frequencies in the 1.8-54 MHz band without any adjustment with most modern external antenna tuners.

This three 65cm sections of 18 mm diameter aluminum alloy tubing is designed for portable HF communication where rapid deployment and simplicity of operation is essential but compactness is primordial.

Connector: 3/8" top and bottom
Length: collapsed 65cm, extended 1.9m
Weight: 450 g


Ordine No.
11455 MIL EXT Extender Whip 159.90 € Ordina Nuovo
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Chameleon HYBRID-MINI Serie

Chameleon HYBRID-MINI Base

The HYBRID-MINI-Series is a new development of Chameleon. The base is fully compatible with almost any previous and future products..
The headstone is the base, which with various antenna configurations from 160m to 6m operates at a maximum power of 800W.

Here some configurations with the HYBRID-MINI-Series:

  1. HYBRID-MINI-Base with end feed wire (included in delivery)
    The HYBRID-MINI End Fed antenna configuration covers 160 to 6 meters without any gaps.
    The HYBRID-MINI End Fed is perfect for apartments, condominiums, homeowners associations, deed restrictions, field day operation, portable installation, stationary vehicular installation and many more.
    The base does not require grounding, but e generally grounding will be helpfull for every antenna construction.
    The wire must not be in a line, you can use configuration types like vertical, sloper, horizontal, inverted "L", inverted "V", zig-zagged, etc...
  2. HYBRID-MINI-Base with mobile antenna
    On the base you can use every mobile antenna with a 3/8" connector.
    When the whip alone is not adjustable, then this is the perfect complement for this.
    The base has on the bottom a 3/8" bolt and can be placed directly on existing feet.
  3. HYBRID-MINI-Base with vertikal whip
    Well suited for this purpose, the base is perfect
    In confined spaces remain vertical antennas are often the only way to be QRV.
    In conjunction with the Chameleon MIL whip antenna you have a vertical for the 160m - 6m with only 3m length.
  4. HYBRID-MINI-Basis mit Dipolantennen
    Of course, the base is also used to connect various dipole antennas.
    Depending on the building height and building form of either a steep or radiation, the typical dipole characteristic is achieved.
    Various design sketches are shown at the bottom of the page.
Ordine No.
11458 Chameleon HYBRID-MINI with Base 265.00 € Ordina
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Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO NEW

Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO

The Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO is an even lighter Version of the HYBRID-MINI antenna (ref. 11458).
The weight is about 500g, which makes this antennee highly suitable for backpacking. The base of the antenna is a smaller version of the wideband balun, which is also equipped with 3/8" tthreads for mechanical installation. Included in shipment is a 20m long wire, which acts as a wideband antenna from 1.8 to 54 MHz. The VSWR is subject to configuration, a tuner is required. The most effective installation will be in a reasonable height above ground, for example in a tree. Max. TX power 100W, connector PL socket.

Ordine No.
11454 Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO 226.00 € Ordina Nuovo
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Chameleon EMCOMM II

Chameleon EMCOMM II

A slightly different form of hybrid is the Chameleon Emcomm II.
The Emcomm II is a portable antenna, which can also be very good to use as a base station antenna. With the large frequency range of 1.8 - 54MHz, this antenna covers all shortwave bands completely. At the Emcomm II a 18m wire already connected. In contrast to the hybrid, mobile Whips etc. can not be mounted. For easy installation, the balun has on the top a ring terminal with a snap hook which serves simultaneously as a tension relief for the radiator. On the bottom there is a PL-jack for the coaxial cable and an additional screw with wing nut for a ground connection.
The antenna can be built in different variants to the optimal use of (non) available space. At the same time you can also influence the emission behavior of the Emcomm II by these different structure types.
The Emcomm II supports up to 500 W PEP (250 W CW). Depending on the configuration, a tuner is required. The built-in tuner in transceivers are fully sufficient here.

Ordine No.
11456 Chameleon Emcomm II 138.00 € Ordina
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Accessories Chameleon Antennas

Suitable accessories and mounting material like mobile bases, magnet bases, heavy duty antenna springs etc. are on the page Accessories for HF Mobile Antennas.

R1 Center Part


R1 with straight center part

The R1 center unit can be used to build a dipole from two Chameleons. To reduce mechanical strain on the center part, it is advisable to use guy wires on top of the antennas.

Ordine No.
11400.G R1 straight center unit 14.90 € Ordina
11400.V R1 V-mounting center part 14.90 € Ordina
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Pictures and Installation schematics

11458 Detail Chameleon Hybrid in Detail
11458 On Bicycle Chameleon Hybrid + MILWhip On Bicycle
11458 HYBRID MIL On Mast Chameleon Hybrid and MIL Whip On Mast
11458 HYBRID MIL On Mast Chameleon Hybrid and MIL Whip On Mast
11458 HYBRID MIL On Mast Chameleon Hybrid and MIL Whip On Mast
11458 HYBRID V1L On Truck Chameleon Hybrid with V1L, On Truck
11459 MIL Whip + MIL EXT On Mast MIL Whip + MIL EXT On Mast
Chameleon V1L
Chameleon V1L