1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

Comet cha-250b 6m performance or lack of?

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by archjeb, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. archjeb

    archjeb Active Member

    Jan 26, 2014
    Likes Received:
    I know lots of folks hate this antenna.

    But I was really shocked today when I was comparing the CHA-250B to that of my ATA120A screwdriver antenna on my truck and trying to access a 6M repeater north of me.

    My truck with the ATAS could hit the repeater just fine with about S9 and full quieting.

    On the CHA-250B, I couldn't hit the repeater...go figure.

    Parked in my driveway, the screwdriver antenna gets in just fine. The CHA-250B mounted at a higher elevation...and no love.

    I know the CHA-250B is a compromise antenna, but I was really shocked today when I did a side by side comparison.

    Now for other bands...it appears to work better than the mobile antenna. But conditions were changing too fast to make a real assessment.


Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!