[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Antennas - Horrible Performers
clintbradford at mac.com
Sun Oct 4 08:22:07 PDT 2009
>> ... What do you have against the Anritsu equipment ...
Absolutely nothing. They make excellent test and measurement equipment.
>> ... I used to counter the 2.65dB claim?
Excuse me for missing your post!
>> ... I found UHF to be about a half dB and VHF to be better than
that and when I checked the calibration it was within a tenth of a
THAT is much closer to reality. And THANK YOU for adding sanity and
"measured" results to this conversation.
Charles - I had a customer return an Arrow antenna, ranting and raving
that it wasn't working. What I discovered was that he "accidentally"
sent about 100W into the duplexer, burning out its first inductor. VHF
performance was miserable ... UHF seemed OK. But the Arrow - in HIS
mind - failed.
And so it goes ....
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