[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Antenna Gain

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Apr 20 12:08:28 PDT 2009

This brings up an ongoing complex issue.  That being antenna gain.  I build L & S band antennas and I know it is better off the front than the back.  Depending on which formula you use, what standard you use, or who you want to believe.  For the number aficionado this can be a delirious situation.  If I remember right QST does not publish antenna gain of their advertisers.   I hasten back to Mr. Lowe's remark, "it works".  When calculating link budgets this is indeed a numbers game. 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Call Sign" <ki6rrq at cox.net> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 11:27:46 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Arrow Antenna Gain 

I have called Mr. Lowe in the past and asked him if he knew what gain his Arrow dual band satellite antenna, was getting on both bands, his response was; it works, that's all I know!  (so I didn't push the issue) 

Now I am curious again, has anyone here tested and or calculated what the gain is, on the Arrow dual band (2 meters & .70 cent.) hand held satellite antenna, either or both bands? 

Rich KI6RRQ at cox.net 

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