[amsat-bb] Mounting Arrow Antennas
johnbrier at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 19:26:04 UTC 2016
The reason most people moUnt on the end of an arrow antenna is probably
because there is a threaded screw hole at the end made for camera tripods.
There isn't one in the middle.
Fwiw, some people don't use mounts like me.
On the AMSAT NA Facebook group someone said neither armstrong or mount is
better than the other, it depends on what suits the user.
I thought that was well said and agree.
73, John KG4AKV
On Apr 14, 2016 3:15 PM, "Norm n3ykf" <normanlizeth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Use both Arrow and Elk portable.
> Mounting details in the comments.
> Pics here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/n3ykf/7h5sA5
> Norm n3ykf
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 1:56 AM, Lance Homer <k7lqh at thehomerfamily.com>
> > I'm an amateur radio operator who is thinking about getting into
> > communicating via satellites. As I've been looking into the Elk vs the
> > Arrow antennas and trying to decide which to buy....all of the videos and
> > the pictures I see of the Arrow on a a tripod always have it mounted on
> > far end at the handle. Many use a counterweight but some do not. I was
> > wondering if mounting in the middle of the beam where it is more balanced
> > weight-wise is possible or if there is some reason people do not do this?
> > (As I try to imagine the motion needed it still seems possible to me to
> > have the elements not hit the tripod legs if you can extend the head of
> > tripod up a bit.) If it can be done I assume it would need to be a
> > non-metal tri-pod?? I'm also thinking of mounting the antenna I choose
> > (Elk or Arrow) to a tall fiberglass mast. If I can't mount the arrow in
> > the middle then I would worry about the leverage that it would create
> > which is one reason the Elk seems appealing....but at the same time I
> > assume the Alaskan has the most gain which interests me for non-satellite
> > uses.
> > Thanks,
> > Lance / K7LQH
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