[amsat-bb] Arrow Antenna

Rick Lindquist, WW1ME ww1me at roadrunner.com
Wed Oct 14 14:15:45 UTC 2015

Amen. I have an Alaskan Arrow with the duplexer (and have yet to work anyone
with it, but it hears pretty well). It is not for the elderly or faint of
heart, at least if you plan to hold it. I tried mounting it on my camera
tripod, but it was so heavy that it popped the mount right out of the
holder, so I guess I need a more rugged tripod. Any suggestions? Not sure
what to do with it at this point<g>. One big issue for me regarding this
antenna is that the elements don't stay screwed in. I suppose I could use
some Loctite, but I'd also like to be able to take it apart at some point.

Rick, WW1ME

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of J. Boyd
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Arrow Antenna

On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:24:32 -0700, Bryan Green <bryan at kl7cn.net> wrote:

> I really gotta get one of those ALASKAN Arrows.

Pros: Having those extra elements makes it so much easier to lock onto a
bird and reach it with less power.

Cons: It weighs as much as a baseball bat. Holding one of those things up in
the air for fourteen minutes and your arms will look like Popeye the Sailor
Man at LOS. You're going to need a tripod, or at least a camera monopod to
brace it against the ground.

J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Twitter: @Minus2_C

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