[amsat-bb] Problems with my Arrow

Norm n3ykf 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.

n3ykf<div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2"><br />
<table style="border-top: 1px solid #D3D4DE;">
        <td style="width: 55px; padding-top: 13px;"><a
width="46" height="29" style="width: 46px; height: 29px;" /></a></td>
		<td style="width: 470px; padding-top: 12px; color: #41424e;
font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
line-height: 18px;">Virus-free. <a
target="_blank" style="color: #4453ea;">www.avg.com</a>
</table><a href="#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" width="1"

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:
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HAM-SATs/files/Antenna%20-%20Commercial/Arrow%20II/
> 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
> 937-726-6677
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HAM-SATs
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RDF-USA
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list