[amsat-bb] Re: Elk Antenna vs Arrow Antenna

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Dec 28 17:45:01 PST 2008

One last comment that may help your decision:  The Arrow comes as a 
portable take-apart version.  All the elements unscrew and the square 
tubing boom comes apart to fit in 24-inch long package.  I bought a 
25-inch by 2-inch diameter PVC tube with end caps (sewer pipe to 
most) to carry my Arrow on board airlines back before 911.  Handy way 
to travel with a dual-band HT and enjoy operating Leos.  I believe 
one of the ham accessory mfrs sell a fabric tote sack for the Arrow.

73, Ed - KL7UW

At 01:06 PM 12/28/2008, Trey Brown wrote:
>Thanks for everyone's comments. I think will probably end up purchasing both
>and using them on a couple passes and then deciding which one would be
>better for me and returning the other. Both companies offer refunds, so that
>may be the best route for me. I just can't get over the fact that I've
>talked to and read what quite a few hams have had to say regarding the
>arrow, and I can't see why they would use one for multiple years if it was
>so horrible, so that leads me to think I may like it better, but we'll see!
>On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Trey Brown <palintheus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking to get started in FM satellites and am considering
> > purchasing one of these antennas. Wanting to get some thoughts and
> > opinions from people that have been doing this longer than I have
> > been.
> >
> > http://www.elkantennas.com/2m4405element.htm
> > http://arrowantennas.com/146-437.html
> >
> > --
> > Trey -- N5THX
> >
> > They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
> > - Benjamin Franklin
> >
>They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
>deserve neither liberty nor safety.
>- Benjamin Franklin
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