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Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Arrow GP 146/440 Help

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KC9ZHR  Rating: 0/5 Aug 7, 2014 15:34  Send this review to a friend!
this antenna has never been right  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this antenna for over a year....its been love/hate...mostly hate.

1st problem.....the so239 connector is an antenna like a tank and then put a POS connector on it...looks like something off of a cheapo CB stick(little tabs "squeezing" the center and purely air as a dielectric).

2nd problem....absolutely useless on 440...we own and operate a local repeater about 3 miles away from our QTH and can only get 2/3 scale back from it and have to use 10w to make it reliably.

the final straw came the other night when I was able to hit my friend's 440 repeater 35 miles away with my homebrew 3 element 2 meter beam FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION........I could never hit that repeater with this arrow antenna.

I'm building a dualband dipole and yanking this thing down ASAP. 
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