[amsat-bb] Problems with my Arrow

Dale Kubichek n6jsx at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 1 16:07:07 UTC 2017

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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