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Reviews For: Arrow Antenna 146/437-10 and 146/437-10WBP

Category: Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.)

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Review Summary For : Arrow Antenna 146/437-10 and 146/437-10WBP
Reviews: 48MSRP: 139
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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LA9AKA Rating: 2008-10-02
Nice antenna! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have the split boom version with built in duplexer. Everything fits very nicely together and the overall build quality is high. On air performance is very good so far. I recommend using a tripod, it makes operating with a handheld TRX so much easier.
KF4ZMT Rating: 2008-09-30
Doesn't get any better than this. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
There just isn't anything negative about this antenna. It is light weight, easy to assemble and most important of all, it just works great.

Having never attempted satellite communications before, I was a little uncertain about this antenna before I purchased it. But I can now say it has helped me to have the most fun I have ever had in ham radio.

You can read about how I got started and all my experiences at Also, K7AGE has some outstanding YouTube videos detailing the antenna and satellite QSOs at
K3ROJ Rating: 2008-08-24
New Pastime Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
After seeing Randy K7AGE on YouTube making contacts through satellites, I knew I needed one right away. I had already worked hundreds of stations using the now defunct FO-29 Japanese sat and the old RS-12/13 Sats a few years ago which were analog birds using rotating AZ-EL beams and a FT-847 Yaesu rig. Not having a dual band Handy Talkie, I am using my Kenwood TM-V71A mobile rig which I hadn't gotten around to installing yet. By using a medium sized lawnmower/tractor battery sitting on my picnic table, I was able to work through the AO-51 easily. The Arrow antenna works good for me using a camera tripod and stay at 10 watts. I see now that E-Bay is selling them for $138 buy now and free sipping.
WD4ELG Rating: 2008-04-04
This is the real deal Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Just got the Arrow 144/437-10WBP today; the UPS truck delivered at 6 PM. First SAT QSO on AO-51 at 7 PM. What a blast!

Solid design, lightweight, good materials.

If you're considering a purchase of an antenna, there is lots of great AMSAT info on the FM-Satellite yahoo group, and K7AGE's videos on YouTube. I am a selective buyer, and this antenna had so many good things said about it...not just on I am so thrilled with my first AMSAT QSO!
W9EW Rating: 2008-03-26
Worth the price Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I use my Arrow to work FM satellites with a Yaesu VX-5R HT. It works great. I numbered the tip of each element and the corresponding hole on the mast using a permanent marker, to make assembly easy and quick. I can carry the Arrow unassembled in the trunk of my car or backpack, and assemble it in minutes, just before the satellite appears.

I've had a blast being "DX", handing out rare grids as my wife and I camp and hike across the country.

If you have a dual band HT, for a small additional investment, you can try satellites with an Arrow antenna and re-ignite the spark that brought you to ham radio in the first place. Have fun!
WA4CKY Rating: 2008-02-29
Great antenna Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have owned my arrow for about a week now and have already put around 10 contacts under my belt with AO-51, AO-27,SO-50. This is a great little antenna. I am using a VX-170 up and a VX-177 down. I have worked el's as low as 10 deg. with a good bit of noise but between 10 and 20 deg, it starts coming out of the noise. I am very impressed with the antenna. I have mounted it on a tripod, this make a big difference over holding it. Thanks K7AGE for the idea. What can I say that hasn't been said..Its simply a great little antenna.
VK4TJF Rating: 2008-02-22
the best! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
i originally got it for satellite communication after a couple of contacts with oscar 51 i got board and used it for fox hunting a 2 meter fox. i used the 3rd harmonic and the 7 element 70cm beam with a home made anttenuator, again very nice. then i got a 2 meter and 70cm rig and put the antenna up at 8 meters on a rotator with using a duplexer rated at 100 watts, needless to say there is not many repeaters that are out of range. if it was up to me and not the XYL i would get 2 more both for fox hunting, these antennas are the best hands down.
KI4YZI Rating: 2007-12-28
Fantastic bird-squirting antenna Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
For approximately one month I had tried using another type of Arrow antenna to gain access to the amateur radio "easy" sats, AO-21, AO-50, and SO-50. Two and three times each evening, I'd try my luck over those 30 days, and I only had one confirmed contact.

I received this antenna for Christmas from my BEAUTIFUL wife, took a couple of minutes longer than the promised 2 minutes to assemble it, stepped outside at the next satellite pass, and came back in with three confirmed contacts ON MY VERY FIRST TRY! I only have the Yaesu VX-7R, and in less than one week I'm up to 15 contacts. If satellites are your bag and you have an H/T, you absolutely cannot go wrong with one of these antennas. Make sure you get the duplexer if you need it.
KC9GWK Rating: 2007-11-30
Works great Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I received this as a birthday gift from my wife and kids. I bought the split boom model along with the 10W duplexer. The unit arrived via UPS and was packaged very nicely. It took me about 2-5 minutes to put it together. It is made with great engineering and materials. I mounted it on my tripod and was able to easily hear and work AO-51. The antenna does just what is advertised. I have also used it to "hit" local repeaters that I could not access before.
Very nice product and thanks Arrow.
K7AGE Rating: 2007-08-24
Works great Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have the version that has the split boom along with the duplexer. I have made an extension to use it on my tripod which also holds the HT. This also helps to balance the whole setup.

See it in operation at: