The most versatile ham radio antenna system in my arsenal. | K6UDA Radio

The most versatile ham radio antenna system in my arsenal. | K6UDA Radio

A review of the Chameleon CHA-MPAS 2.0 complete system. Yes my trolls, I’ll explain why this may just be the most versatile ham radio antenna system available.

Check it out at: https://chameleonantenna.com/shop-here?olsPage=products%2Fcha-mpas-modular-portable-antenna-system-20

50 Comments

  1. Myron Baughman on December 2, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    HI BOB K6UDA DE MYRON N8YOA I WHERE THE COMPANY AND THEY ME HERE TO WATCH VIDEO I SEE I LET YOU KNOW WE USED THAT SAME ANTENNA IN THE ARMY I WAS A MILITARY RADIO OPEATER IT MY FRIST TIME I ENJOY IT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IN ON YOUR GIVEAWAY DE MYRON N8YOA



  2. Maureen R Nightingale on December 2, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    First time to watch your show



  3. Maureen R Nightingale on December 2, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    That would be a great antenna for a apartment dweller like me especially the vertical wow I’m impressed thanks



  4. Jim Piper on December 2, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Revisited this video for many reasons, Bob. Have to suggest that, back in the day, Mr. Victor Charlie wold have LOVED to see you out in the bush with your manpack with that whip up in the air.



  5. Byron F on December 2, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Nice vid. could have done without the music. Made it hard to hear you when you talked and was just annoying.



  6. Paul Hastings on December 2, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Yes I know what the date is



  7. Bob Semple on December 2, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Ummm. Really? You call this a "review?" Specs? True SWR curves? Meaningful data? I won’t buy anything you approve of based on this video.



  8. junior harris on December 2, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Congrats put me in



  9. Denise McJunkins on December 2, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Excellent video. 73



  10. Dave Cooper on December 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    New to HAM radio ops, and about to take tech exam. Live in a small HOA condo (2 floors), yard 30′ x 12′. Live in Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA with a 6,ooo’ hill to east. I have a gazebo that is about 25′ x 10′ over yard. Was thinking of holding out for new I-Com 705 that I could use at home or on travels …. what kit what you recommend ?



  11. Jason Noel on December 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I’m new to ham and looking for more things to help me get out please add me into the giveaway



  12. o00scorpion00o on December 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I got the MPAS 2.0 after waiting 2 months due to covid.

    To say I’m impressed is an understatement. Since getting it I am using it as a base antenna for 40 and 20m at night, I had got it to use as a portable antenna, 20m is good lately and I get regular contacts up to 9,000 kms away from my QTH in Ireland, on SSB. I regularly get North and South America even amung pileups with high power European statons, it might take me a while but they hear me, I only run 100 watts. Last night I heard a station from Sydney on 20m but then some European station came on almost on top of him and wiped him out.

    I haven’t tried other bands yet mainly because I can really only operate in the evenings and early night.

    I also have the CHA Cap Hat.

    What’s interesting is the antenna is much quieter than my EFHW which allows me hear the dx stations and this helps a lot to reduce static crashes from Thunderstorms. But the EFHW allows me hear closer stations much better at the expense of more noise and more static crashes.

    I only use the supplied single counterpoise too.

    I only briefly tried the wire Supplied wire antenna on ft8, just threw it up in a tree and made some weird loop but it clearly showed the wire config is good for NVIS.

    Build quality is fantastic, I am very happy with this antenna and it has greatly exceeded my expectations, I may even get the anti seize compound and leave it up all the time and only take it down if I intend to work portable because you really can take it down and set up in 5 mins.

    This is an amazing antenna and if you buy I guarantee you will be amazed, it’s worth every cent, I am so impressed with the quality I may even buy one of Chameleons loops.



  13. Bernarr Coletta on December 2, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    You can use the spike for social distancing



  14. Bentley S on December 2, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Another fine vid. Would love to see a comparison between this and the Alpha FMJ.



  15. o00scorpion00o on December 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I wouldn’t get too hung up on SWR, there are People using wire antennas with way higher SWR and using tuner.

    I could have a wire antenna 10 feet off the ground with good SWR but it wouldn’t perform too well. Or I use the Super Antenna MP1 when portable, I get low SWR but does that mean a short antenna with a loading coil will perform better than the MPAS 2.0 with higher SWR ?

    It might be better to have the antenna near resonance for each band and I think Chameleon have done an excellent job here, then just use tuner to flatten out some SWR.

    The Super Antenna performs very well and I use it mostly with the FT-891 @100 Watts. I ordered the MPAS 2.0 simply because the videos I’ve seen shows it working quite well even with the Xiegu G90 @20 watts and if the MPAS 2.0 works as well as the Super Antenna MP1 I will be very happy because it will allow me work several bands without going over and back disconnecting antenna, connecting analyser tuning, and re-connecting coax for each band change which can be a pain the ass especially if inside, having to get up and go out all the time gets old fast, when I get an opportunity to work portable I just want to go out and make contacts and spend less time messing about with re-tuning for each band change or trying to get my EFHW up in trees or using 12m Spiderbeam which can also be a pain in the ass.

    The MPAS 2.0 is out of stock on the Chameleon site and also in Martin Lynch in the U.K where I ordered it. I have a feeling it’s going to be some time before it’s back in stock.



  16. Brad Clarke on December 2, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    I am totally new @hamradio, and yes please enter me into your drawing, thank you. I have been watching your channel among others to try and decifer all the info, thanks for the help and I will get there.



  17. PrepperPilot # on December 2, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Dammit Bob. I bought this thing after your review. Was not cheap. But it is bulletproof. And I have used it in all configurations. And it works. HOA friendly too. And all made in USA. Hard to believe. Thanks for a great YouTube channel. You are a lucky man to have a wife that will put up with all your crazee stuff. Makes me wonder what she spends on? That would make a good video??? Cheers!!



  18. Arcticpara on December 2, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Great Video…picking up a MPAS…to go with ICOM i705…..your thoughts on Tuners..??? LDG 718 z 817..? or the new mAT tuner by INRAD..???
    73’s WL7NP….



  19. John Stockwell on December 2, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Would love a T shirt πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•



  20. Paul Hastings on December 2, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    How what bands wide



  21. David Schimel on December 2, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Nice presentation. How does it preform in Florida wind.



  22. Michigan Prepper on December 2, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Im in.
    It’s an incredible antenna, I own one.



  23. xszl on December 2, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    After the 2nd beep i stopped playing the video.
    Had the volume pretty loud, and that beeping annoyed me so much that I’m not gonna watch the rest.
    Bummer…shitty beep tho..geez



  24. Timothy Hobby on December 2, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Fun stuff. N7KY



  25. james forsythe on December 2, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Congratulations, I would like to be included in the giveaway.



  26. Blair Maynard on December 2, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    I thought vampires required wooden stakes.



  27. Steven Lawhon on December 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    The octopus is the last thing I would use.



  28. schoocg on December 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Always the best reviews!!! Thank you.



  29. N3JW on December 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Nicely done video with good detail! N3JW (new subscriber)



  30. Mojito JL on December 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Gotta like the mention of deer poop in the midst of everything else. Love the vids, I’m a jeeer as well and I own 20 firearms. You never know what you have in common with other. I also ride motorcycles. Thank you!!!!



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  32. Eric Thompson on December 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the video Robert.. For the viewers, take a look at some of the "HFPack.com" rendezvous frequencies for portable use. Many backpackers use vertical whips and trailing wires while on hikes. I’ve made a few Qs with stns on 18.1575 MHz for example.. 73,n6spp



  33. FlyBaby on December 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t have a portable antenna but would love some free stuff, got an antenna that fits in that box, how about the plans and parts list for your home made box antenna?



  34. Mark Morgan on December 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    So pleased I found this channel. More information and inspiration. Thanks



  35. Fred Flintstone on December 2, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Great video. I think I appreciate these videos on which antennas NOT to get more than the recommendation sort.



  36. Charlie Kho on December 2, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Hello Bob, i am having a dilemma here, since the Pandemic i am having hard time to find the Local amateur radio club in my area where i lived to administer the test for the Ham radio license, it seems out of sudden all local amateur radio club become silence with no activity what so ever. i lived in the valley 15 miles west of Los angeles if i am not mistakenly it should be under region 6, it has been months now i have not able to find any club or anyone in particular who can help me to get my ham radio license.
    If you have any suggestions or anyone out there who can help me with that i am so grateful.



  37. JeepSec on December 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Ham radio, guns, Jeeps, hot chicks…how could this NOT be my favorite YouTube channel? Get me in on some of that giveaway action please! 73 de WA3PRR



  38. Maureen R Nightingale on December 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I enjoy watching and learning thank you



  39. apb311 on December 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    How about turning down or off that annoying beep!



  40. Juris Embergs on December 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    πŸ‘ must have



  41. Shadow Banned on December 2, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    He sayed big pole



  42. dale kenworthy on December 2, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Please include me in the giveaway if there’s anything left, if not I’ll take a hot chick of your hands 🐣



  43. Scott W. Harriger on December 2, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Look, fresh poop. This is a perfect place for an antenna! Made me laugh πŸ˜„



  44. Joe Ryan on December 2, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    It’s nothing if we cant hear it on 160 throu 6meters any antenna can be put together how about showing it working



  45. Razor on December 2, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    De kb0slc Very informative video!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Do not live in a HOA, but still feel I need to be discrete with my antenna!! This looks like some that would fit the bill!!



  46. Lou Giovannetti on December 2, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Great site, Yea include me in your giveaway,



  47. o00scorpion00o on December 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I got my MPAS 2.0 around 24th May and I’m making regular contacts from Ireland to South America in the evening and night, using the single supplied counter poise and the CAP HAT, check out my SWR readings below which are probably helped by the HAT. I love this Antenna.
    160m 3.1
    80m 2.6
    40m 1.87
    20m 1.4
    17m 1.18
    15m 1.4
    12m 2.1
    10m 1.9 -2.4 for the higher part



  48. Matt Foley on December 2, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Bet your retired paycheck a dipole works better



  49. Rob McClure on December 2, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for the information. I’ll need to look at your other videos covering the other antennae. At $550, that’s not a buy for me.



  50. orso735 on December 2, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Great review thank you! Lots of good tips and context with other portable & not so portable πŸ™πŸ‘