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Arrow Handheld 2m/440 Satellite Antenna Review

Se7en

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I seriously doubt if that antenna would melt, but I wouldn't want to be holding it.
- 'Doc

If the foam grip is insulating ur hand from the metal what could it possibly do to ya ? I wouldn't do it because I have 3' of copper wire & metal plates.
 

Moleculo

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The power handling capability of the antenna is a function of the gamma match design. If you took that off and put your own gamma match on that could handle more power, you could increase the capability quite a bit. Don't try that while holding it, though. They do sell a mounting bracket accessory for attaching it to a mast.
 
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Se7en

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If the foam grip is insulating ur hand from the metal what could it possibly do to ya ? I wouldn't do it because I have 3' of copper wire & metal plates.

Good good. My plan is to get it on a metal camerah tripod. Strap one leg of the tripod to the vehicle and run about 5-200w vhf only.
I think I read somewhere CK said its beam width on tx rx is 45°s ? If thats the case maybe just run 65w...
 

Mudfoot

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Thanks much. I like the idea of the wider coverage at low SWR for the Elk log antenna, but I like even more the packability of the Arrow Yagi. The construction just looks pretty robust for such a lightweight little beast.

I owned both of those antennas. The Arrow was definitely durable. The Elk performed well, but was fragile.
 
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