[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Antenna

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 8 19:27:52 PDT 2009

If you are looking for a tough antenna, these are built like a battleship.


I have an earlier antenna than the current model, it is the most robust I
have ever seen.

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:30 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Antenna

 >> ... Would the Arrow antenna work well for a fix rotor antenna?

Is is not the most rugged of Yagis for external mounting. Its beauty  
is its ability to be broken down quickly for transporting. And  
remember: if you have the model with the duplexer bult into the  
handle, max power is 10W. Otherwise, max power is 150W.

The Laird/Cushcraft AR-270B is a much more durable dual-band Yagi for  
external mounting.

 >> ... Those that use the Arrow antenna, how do you like it ...

It is the ultimate commercially-made FM sat antenna for low-power  

 >> ... how well does it really work?


 >> ... What HT's are used for it ...

Any 2M or 440 HT can use it. And if you get the model with the  
duplexer built into the handle, you can use dual-band HTs and your  
Arrow to easily work the FM birds.

I use the Yaesu FT-60R HTs during my presentations and demos.

Clint Bradford
Work AO-51 With Your HT: http://www.k6lcs.com

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