[amsat-bb] Problems with my Arrow
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 16:27:13 UTC 2017
Pre Tim arrow elements were constructed with hollow arrow shaft
crimped to threaded ferrules. Whoever did mine used the wrong crimp
die. 75% of the elements inspected had fractures.
Kept a few for example if anyone wants pics.
Bought new elements from Tim. Replaced bad ones. Problem solved.
They preferred to fail FAR, FAR away from home.
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On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Dale Kubichek via AMSAT-BB
<amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> After you try all of the suggestions, go to fundamentals using a ruler.
> I bought an ARROW 146437-10WBP in 2011, never used it until 2012, when I found a serious VSWR workmanship flaw in the 2011 ARROW products.
> 2m VSWR sucked and I could not adjust it in no matter what I did. See my files in:
> What I discovered is the 2m Driver gamma-match wire was 1.00" too short (per ARROW actual documentation). Upon verifying this with ARROW they sent me a new 2m driver element since we cannot unpress the pressed in BNC connector to change the wire.
> My advice it to measure ALL per ARROW documentation especially the gamma-match wires - who knows maybe ARROW messed up, again!
> Also the ARROW Diplexer is max 10W, be carefull not to go much higher in FM!
> ********************************Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:45:36 -0400
> From: John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com>
> To: Ken Alexander <k.alexander at rogers.com>
> Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Problems with my Arrow******************************** Best regards,
> Dale Kubichek, MS-EET, N6JSX
> Master Mason, 32°, Shriner
> NRA Life/Cert Instr, USN Vietnam Vet
> Sidney, OH 45365 EN70vh
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