[amsat-bb] Re: Anyone using the AL-800

Bob Stewart bob at evoria.net
Thu Nov 15 13:48:44 PST 2007

Hi Ed,

You would do a lot better if you bought an Arrow II antenna.
I just don't think any single element antenna will give you enough
gain to receive, much less transmit.  You don't want to be
the guy calling CQ CQ CQ who can't hear the many responses,
and is finally ignored.

Get the one with the built-in duplexer for use with an HT.  
You'll probably need a cable, too.  Not sure who sells them.
Probably Arrow, or make your own from connectors.

I have absolutely no financial or personal interest with this
company.  I have bought one 440 antenna from them and
it is well built.  If there are other similar antennas, fine.  But
get one that has both bands and enough gain to make a 

Bob - AE6RV

--- Ed Tump <ed at squaretfarm.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> The local ham store has this in stock: Pryme Radio Products AL-800
> Telescoping HT Antenna. I am thinking of picking it up tomorrow for the HT
> for sats as well as other uses. Anyone using it have good or bad things to
> say before I buy?
> Warm regards,
> Ed
> KC9GWK Grid EN52
> AmSat Member
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