Chameleon portable and mobile antennas for HF/VHF

Chameleon: Compact portable/mobile antenna for Shortwave and VHF

Las antenas Chameleon son muy compactas, lo que las hace ideales para instalaciones donde el espacio disponible es escaso, o para operaciones portables o móviles. Las antenas cubren todas las bandas desde 80 hasta 6m e incluso VHF/UHF (2m, 70cm).

Chameleon V1L y V2L

V1L

La construcción de las antenas Chameleon es muy sólida. Varias trampas inductivas van montadas sobre una robusta vara de fibra de vidrio y ajustan la antena para cada banda. Con una longitud de tan sólo 260cm, la Chameleon V1L cubre todas las bandas: 80, 40, 20, 30, 17, 15, 12, 11, 10 y 6m. Todos los materiales son inoxidables e impermeables, el látigo de la antena está recubierto con tubo termorretráctil de color negro.

Las antenas Chameleon disponen de un conector con rosca de 3/8". WiMo ofrece una amplia selección de material de montaje para instalaciones permanentes y temporales, para casa o para el coche. La antena se puede instalar en un pequeño mástil portable, pero va bien igualmente sobre la barandilla de un balcón, el alféizar de una ventana, una valla o muchos otros lugares.

Para operar con la antena Chameleon hace falta un acoplador, lo que también te permitirá utilizar las bandas USAF MARS/CAP de 3.3, 4.5 y 7.6 MHz. El fabricante recomienda operar con un transformador 'UNUN' 1:9 en la base de la antena.

La antena Chameleon V1L consta de dos partes de 130cm de largo y tiene una longitud de 260cm cuando se monta. En ocasiones esto resulta demasiado largo, por ejemplo, si se instala en un vehículo. Para este propósito el fabricante ofrece un látigo más corto - la antena Chameleon V2L. Esta sólo tiene 200cm de largo y ofrece las mismas bandas que la versión V1L. El látigo acortado es perfecto para una instalación en móvil.

Datos Technicos
Chameleon V1L Chameleon V2L
Longitud 260cm 200cm
Frequencia 80-6m + 2m + 70cm
Potencia máx. 500W 200W
Conector 3/8" thread bolt
Articulo No.
11460 Chameleon V1L radiator, 260cm long Temporalmente no disponible
11461 Chameleon V2 radiator, 200cm long 189.00 € Comprar
Gastos de envió
Download: German Review of Chameleon V3 from Funkamateur 7/2011 by friendly permission of the publisher (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.

Datos Technicos
Longitud (full) 330cm
Peso 270g
Gama de Frecuencia 160-6m
Máx. Potencia 1500W
Conector 3/8" thread bolt
Impedancia 50 Ohm
Articulo No.
11459 Chameleon MIL Whip 135.10 € Comprar
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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


Articulo No.
11455 MIL EXT Extender Whip 159.90 € Comprar Nuevo
Gastos de envió

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.
Articulo No.
11458 Chameleon HYBRID-MINI with Base 265.00 € Comprar
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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.

Articulo No.
11454 Chameleon HYBRID-MICRO 226.00 € Comprar Nuevo
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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.

Articulo No.
11456 Chameleon Emcomm II 138.00 € Comprar
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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.

Articulo No.
11400.G R1 straight center unit 14.90 € Comprar
11400.V R1 V-mounting center part 14.90 € Comprar
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Chameleon Antena

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