[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow vs. Elk

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 27 22:04:10 PST 2008

> ... the Arrow, as built does not have its elements insulated from  
> the boom. It uses dimensions for insulated elements . . . so much  
> for the Arrow . . . .

This is a case of where "engineering mentality" and "first-hand,  
practical experiences" are colliding.

When I was selling these for HRO, a gentleman brought his back one  
day. "This can NOT work," he exclaimed. "It is designed all wrong ...  
" I refunded his money, and bought the antenna for a backup for  
myself. I am using it to this day, successfully working the FM sats  
with 1.5-to-2.5W TX power.

So much for the Arrow, indeed ... (grin)

Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359

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