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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by fly442, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. fly442

    fly442 Member

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    any info on archer crosbow antenna. are they junk. i found a new one in the box.anybody using one


     
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  2. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    I had one a very long time ago, I would not call it junk, it did work, but nothing that would make me call it outstanding.
    Along the lines of a Big Stick.
    If it is cheap and you need an antenna, it is ok, but nothing to chase after.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  3. albinoalligator

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    I would have to agree with AudioShockwav.I have one, I have used it on 11 meters, now I use it on 10, 15, 17, and 20 meteres with a tuner. It works, but it's nothing special. One word of advice though. Put a little dielectric grease on the threaded joint. I did not do it on mine, and now it is stuck together.
     
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  4. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    I thought the Crossbow was the three element beam. :confused:
     
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  5. freecell

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    " I thought the Crossbow was the three element beam."

    yes. the Archer "Crossbow" was the name given to a 3 element gamma matched yagi marketed by radio shack. later the name was attached to a vertical antenna flying under the Archer brand name.
     
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  6. Switch Kit

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    Is that a two section blue in color ? had one briefly in the 80s , if it's what I think it is , it was just OK , hence the "briefly"(nobody who had them ,lasted with them) it was right around the same time the Antron 99 came out and they seemed to perform much better. The Crossbow III was the beam .
     
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  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    OK,I'm not crazy. I'm just older than I thought.:D
     
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  8. fly442

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    i think we all are getting older.thanks fly442
     
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  9. Switch Kit

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    Is this a two piece and what color is it ?
     
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  10. fly442

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    antenna

    kind of green and it is 2 peice
     
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  11. Switch Kit

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    that should be it , just get it up as high as you can and it should work surprisingly well for you. Lord knows , I've used worse in my time. Peace
     
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  12. senator215i

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    i got one its in bits and i cant figure out how to put it together anyone got some pics or a pdf
     
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  13. fly442

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    if i can trade for it i will post picture's
     
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    How many watts will it handle???? Im guessing 300 watts?
     
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  15. A.CADWELL

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    does anyone have the schematics for this antenna?
     
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