Very portable HF setup for VARA HF Winlink

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>

Over the weekend I tested the MFJ-1979 with a Chameleon Micro Hybrid for VARA HF Winlink. I had no problem getting to K7DAV in Utah to send and receive messages.  In the video I mention the handshake was a bit slow but in hindsight that is normal for HF.  I like this setup because it’s quick and takes up very little space.  

Parts list:
Yaesu FT100
Chameleon noise filter
50 feet of RG-58
Copper ground rod
3/8” mast mount
SuperAntenna 10-40 ground radial kit
Chameleon Micro Hybrid
MFJ-1979 17 foot collapsible whip
40 aH Lithium battery




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