[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow yagis

David Palmer dpalmer at zdap.com
Fri Jul 22 11:17:27 PDT 2011

Hi George,

Arrows are great antennas -- when I first put up my az/el system in
the backyard I used an Arrow 4-element 2-meter yagi for the uplink,
and it worked just fine.  One thing I noticed was that after a month
in the elements / rain, the studs connecting the aluminum elements
together had corroded pretty severely -- I think the aluminum didn't
like all the rain, and I could barely get the elements apart.  I've
seen some reports of other hams using arrows fixed on rotors in dry
environments (Arizona), but if you're going to leave them outside in
the rain, you might need to take precautions to prevent corrosion of
the element connectors.

73 de Dave KB5WIA

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:12 AM, George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net> wrote:
> Anybody have any experience with the solid-element single-band yagis from
> Arrow?  I can't put up my big Gulf Alphas at home (deed restrictions) and I'm
> tired of struggling with stealth omnis...
> I might be able to get away with putting up a pair of the Arrow yagis on a rotor
> on the back side of the roof & trying to pass them off as TV antennas.  A lot
> less expensive than any of the dual-band cross-polarized yagis out there.
> Just wondering if anyone has used them & can vouch for their durability.
> George, KA3HSW
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