NICE ARTICAL MY HOME HF ANTENAR IS A MULTI BAND ITS A COMMET CHA/250B WELL RECOMEND BELIVE A LOT OFF DX EXSPEDITIONS
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Peter's right. I would be very surprised if many operators went to the trouble of organising a DXpedition and decided to use a compromise antenna like the CHA/250B.
Would be interesting to see an outing that has used it and what their log looks like.
Matt - M0LMK
It would really depend on the band conditions....if the bands were in good shape they would make contacts but if the bands were poor I expect their log would show it. I have heard very mixed reviews of that antenna. Some call it wonderful while others call it a dummy load.
Yes, its consistency that is the sign of a good antenna, the ability to make qsos under normal band conditions not just the opportunistic reporting of extraordinary contacts due to enhanced propagation conditions.but if the bands were poor I expect their log would show it.And probablly those that give favourable reports have never had the log term use of a resonant antenna system that doesn't rely on lossy ferrite transformers to give the illusion of efficient opperation.I have heard very mixed reviews of that antenna. Some call it wonderful while others call it a dummy load.
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What equipment should I be looking out for to find mix 26 toroids in. I need to get an antenna up at home and need something for portable work.