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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | Arrow Antenna 146/437-10 and 146/437-10WBP Help

Reviews Summary for Arrow Antenna 146/437-10 and 146/437-10WBP
Arrow Antenna 146/437-10 and 146/437-10WBP Reviews: 49 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $139
Description: Portable Handheld Yagi for 146/437 mhz primarily used for satellite DXing. However, it can be mounted on a camera tripod and used for groundwave communications. 10 watts maximum for handheld operation/150 w maximum when mounted. Elements are made from aluminum "arrow" shafts. Lightweight, and made for quick assembly/disassembly. Weighs about 22 oz.
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KC9VVJ Rating: 5/5 Jul 15, 2012 17:42 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic working the Birds  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I got the split and duplexer, "full bore" model. Got a satellite the first time out and every time since (when they are transmitting). Easy setup, easy to hold, is not awkward to use at all. Got my first QSL of any kind (I've had my license a few months) with it on a satellite.

One of the best "out of the box" products of any kind I've ever purchased.
W4ZWA Rating: 5/5 May 25, 2012 07:21 Send this review to a friend
Works Great!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought the antenna on a impulse buy to see if I liked "working the birds." The antenna was easy to put together and take apart if needed. I run my Wouxun HT through it and it hits the sats just fine. IMO it's worth the money,
M0TXP Rating: 5/5 Apr 1, 2012 15:59 Send this review to a friend
good dualband yagi  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought one of these with the split boom and duplexer
to go with my yaesu ft60, to work the birds
unfortunately when it came i got hit with a 27 charge of uk customs and exise (mark box as gift arrow folks)
Nicely built and sturdy with good materials
Seems to work very well and got a station from belgium on ao27 on my second go with 5watts
Also it is a good antenna for pointing at repeaters that are normally out of range, plus it would make a good qrp sota antenna for the mountains/hills
Seems to work a little bit better on 2m than 70cm
All in all a good antenna and worthy of adding to your armoury of antennas
Would i buy another, only if arrow would get around the customs in the uk by marking gift on the box
KI4GTJ Rating: 5/5 Dec 14, 2011 16:49 Send this review to a friend
works like a champ  Time owned: more than 12 months
well i'm on my 2nd arrow antenna 2m/440 and I can say i got alot of great years out of the 1st one on my vx5 and ft-857d on SSB 2m now living in an apartment it help me with hitting some 2m and 440 reperter that I could hit all that will was able to make a qso on it now! Now will be taking it QRP with me next time I go and try out 2m ssb with it on the ft-817. I also have one of the arrow osj-144-440 j-pole's and it work like a champ too

PS my 1st one got broke in a move not b/c of bad parts or bad antenna
KD8OPI Rating: 5/5 Feb 25, 2011 10:57 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic, well worth the money.  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have the split-boom duplexer-included version. Very well made, assembles in 5-10 min. With this antenna and a Yaesu FT-60, I've worked AO-51, SO-50, the International Space Station, HO-68, SO-67.

Check the post time, but seconds ago I worked 6 stations on AO-27 on a not-so great pass of approx 40 deg max altitude, from my bedroom (yup from inside). Don't believe anyone who tells you this antenna is only good for passes >30 deg.

Also makes a great directional simplex antenna, which was put to good use when I activated Mt. Orizaba on Catalina Island for Summits On The Air 3 weeks ago.
KL7AC Rating: 5/5 Jul 19, 2010 21:56 Send this review to a friend
So much fun...  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After a demonstration during Field Day I knew this was something I had to try.

The antenna was very easy to assemble and is of excellent quality.

I dug out an old Yaesu FT-530 and programmed the freqs for AO-51. With GoSATWatch on the Iphone went out and on my very first try worked three stations. MT, ID and WA are in the log.

I am an HF guy but this is a great way to try something different. I travel about the great state of AK quite a bit and hope to activate some more rare grid squares. The setup travels well and you can be active from anywhere.
K4TB Rating: 5/5 Jul 19, 2010 17:35 Send this review to a friend
Simple but Effective  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought an Arrow 146/437-10 about 4-5 years ago and used it infrequently to work repeaters from hotels, etc., with good results. This year however I gave it a real workout at Field Day as a satellite antenna on camera tripod, with great success. I used an old Icom 821H radio with 45w VHF and 35w UHF. I could easily hear all the satellites we tried, although getting through the pileups was a challenge at times. We did run a string of contacts on AO-7 when it came by. Even at the power levels we ran there was absolutely no receiver desense, part in due to the Icom's quality but no doubt a lot to do with the antenna's design. (We had separate VHF & UHF lines and our feedline losses were 1 dB at UHF; less at VHF.) The VSWR measured at the antenna was under 1.5 on both bands even at the satellite frequencies around 145 MHz and 435 MHz. This is a great antenna which is simple to use and easy to transport.
K4WY Rating: 4/5 Jun 3, 2010 09:46 Send this review to a friend
Good Portable Antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
Its a great way to get your feet wet with LEO FM sats. My first experience was working AO-51 using the Arrow antenna with a handheld dual band HT. I was able to make a few contacts usually 60 degress or higher in elevation. Don't count on contacts at or near the horizon. Now I am ready for a little more gain, a preamp and a permanent antenna but the Arrow was where it all started, so enjoy! but realize what you are getting.
N3YZ Rating: 5/5 Feb 21, 2009 04:58 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Value  Time owned: more than 12 months
Just received VUCC-Satellite. How to do it? Several months of transmitting portable in a school parking lot, with a Yaesu Ft-817, a camera tripod, and this Arrow yagi. Got plenty of crazy looks, but well worth the effort. 73! John, Annapolis, MD
K6LCS Rating: 5/5 Oct 2, 2008 09:53 Send this review to a friend
The CLASSIC Satellite Antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
I had an engineer look at my Arrow Antenna. He told me it shouldn't work. Well, it sure does work - and brings the Ham Sat experience to those who only own HTs.

Here's my "mod" to the antenna: the addition of a Stanley(tm) hacksaw handle to the grip. Eliminates AWS - Arrow Wrist Syndrome.

Great quality. Great product.
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