[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow antenna will not unscrew, help

John Belstner jbelstner at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 08:30:26 PDT 2010

Hi Bill,

Allen Lowe warned me that the Arrow Antennas are not weatherproof.  He recommended the solid element antennas for permanent outdoor installation.

That being said, I suspect the threaded shaft that holds the two halves of the elements together through the boom has rusted.  The only way to get a decent grip is to carefully use a small pliers on the ring right next to the boom.  As you've probably already noticed, the aluminum arrow shaft itself will just spin.

Good luck.  BTW I also use Arrow Antennas, but bring them into the garage when not in use.

73, John

On Jun 2, 2010, at 8:03 AM, Bill Dzurilla wrote:

> We are leaving today for Europe and of course I waited until the last minute to take down my Arrow antenna, which has been mounted outside for about a year.  But, when I attempted to unscrew the elements, they would not budge, even after receiving a big dose of WD-40.  And the elements are not that solid so it's not possible to use a great deal of force.
> Is there some trick to unscrewing these things?

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