[amsat-bb] Arrow vs M-Squared Antenna Question

Dave dave at mynatt.biz
Wed Apr 22 11:29:40 PDT 2009

I just received an Arrow and I already had an M-Squared 2m antenna. The
M-Squared has the elements isolated from the boom by means of rubber
grommets; the Arrow has the elements attached to the boom and they are not
isolated. It seems to me that makes the elements, boom, mast and coax center
conductor all grounded. Right?

Doesn't that make the Arrow less effective in radiating and in reception?


Dumbo question for the geniuses on this board, but I am wondering why one is
isolated and another isn't.


Dave // DM78qd // KA0SWT






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