A fast cool trip to the park

Starting out on my cool walk
CHA P-Loop antenna
I had the day off work today and it looked very nice outside, the sky was clear and the sun was out. I wanted to take this opportunity to test out my new portable antenna. I packed up my Elecraft KX3, batteries, key and my new Chameleon CHA P-Loop antenna. This post is not a review of the new antenna before I do that I want to try out the antenna several times. Before heading out I did not check the propagation reports, I find if I do this and they are poor it casts a shadow over the outing.As I was saying the day from inside the house looked nice but once out there was a cold wind off the lake, it felt like a cool fall day and not spring. Anyway.....because of the poor weather, my lack of warm clothing I quickly setup the antenna, checked out how it tuned on 10, 15, 20 and 30m and gave a few CW CQ's. With no answers and the wind picking up I was satisfied the antenna at least worked.
My setup 
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “A fast cool trip to the park”

  • Mike Parkes AB7RU:

    Hey Mike VE3WDM
    That looks like a great setup I will look forward to further reports on the performance of the P-loop with you kx3. It looks like you have a v2 p-loop? I have researching that antenna also also.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Mike, I hope to be out this weekend if the weather is good and will put the loop through the paces. This is not the V2 of the loop. This is the CHA P Loop and it was on sale for 299.00 and the V2 is going for 499.00. I could not spend the extra money just for the extra power handling. As you know I use the KX3 and that max’s out at 15w. I can top out at 10 watts with the CHA P loop and thats fine with me.
    73 and thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.

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