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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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K0ZXU Rating: 2006-06-13
Excellent performance, well-made Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This is a great way to get into satellites. Have made QSOs on AO-51 with my 5 watt HT virtually every time I've tried, with excellent signal reports. Assembles quickly, solidly made. It can easily be mounted on a tripod using pre-drilled holes in the handle. I also plan to start taking it on vacations for sat QSOs and to hit distant repeaters. This is a great product!
KC0UXC Rating: 2006-02-05
great for ADRF too!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
We used the antenna for a 2m foxhunt and it would pick up weak signals where the other tape-measure antennas would not pick up any signal. Very accurate. Due to this, we were the first to find the fox in the monthly county contest. And this is my first time ADRFing!! On satellite it does as advertised. Great signal from AO-7 and ISS. Was hoping for SuitSat...but maybe SuitSat II????
S58J Rating: 2006-01-09
Nice antenna Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I agree with all previous positive comments, it really is great antenna, but I can't understand the company by not accepting foreign orders. So, I order to get one I needed to demonstrate some "inventiveness".
KE7EYQ Rating: 2006-01-08
Great for FM satellites Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I use an Icom IC-T2H and an Alinco DJ-S40 (handhelds) along with this antenna. I have made QSOs on AO-51, AO-27, SO-50, and the ISS crossband repeater. I get good audio reports and can copy the satellites down fairly close to the horizon. I highly recommend this antenna to anyone who wants to try the satellites with a handheld radio.
KA2UUP Rating: 2005-12-28
It works! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
As previews reviwers said, this antenna will get you hooked on the satellites. First class workmanship and very good instructions.
N6SPB Rating: 2005-09-08
Curious about working ham satellites? Buy this antenna! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I've worked AO51, SO50 and AO27 with this antenna and an dual band HT. Very easy to use and great for the first time satellite operator, like me. This antenna will help you get hooked on working the ham sats. Clean and simple and very effective!
KE7DLG Rating: 2005-08-31
Great product and friendly too! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
This antenna is more of a magic wand. I knew nothing of satellite operation other than I wanted to give it a go. After combing the AMSAT website and downloading a couple of freeware tracking programs and picking up the Arrow II antenna I was ready to give it a try. Now the only obstacle was that AO51 was in V/S mode for the next few days. Finally the wait was over and it was scheduled for V/U mode. This antenna made my first attempt at tracking a satellite effortless.

Keep in mind I didn't have to order this antenna. I feel that I am very lucky in that I live just a couple of miles from the Arrow shop and found stopping in a very rewarding experience.

When I walked in I found that they were out of stock on this particular antenna. I am used to stores being out of stock and having to wait days and weeks for resupply. Not so on this one. Dot pieced my antenna together while Al took me on the nickel tour of the shop.

Bottom line, the only part of this experience more valuable than the antenna itself was the personal way in which they conduct their business. I just don't see how you can go wrong doing business with Arrow Antenna.
W2KRP Rating: 2004-11-12
Two AO-51 Contacts on first try! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Well what can I say about this antenna that hasn't already been said by other reviewers? It took me about 4 minutes to assemble and get on the air. This is a quality antenna. First try using it with a Kenwood F6 HT (with a battery that was running low) I made 2 contacts via AO-51 from inside my house. A W9 in St. Louis and a K3 in PA. If I could give it a higher score than 5 I would. :)
KG4YUV Rating: 2004-06-01
Never failed Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I have owned this antenna for several months now, and have had no problems with it. I have made an abundant amount of contacts on AO-27 and SO-50 with it and heard the ISS on several occasions from different locations around the country. I have called nets with this antenna, and sometimes just set it on the floor of my home pointed at local repeaters for general rag chew. Even with my Icom Q7A (350 mW) I have hit different repeaters solidly, full quieting reports. This is truly one of the most amzing antennas I have ever seen for its size. Would recommend to anyone.
KG4YJR Rating: 2003-08-03
Exceeded Expectations. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Very seldom do you find a product, even one that consistantly gets good reviews, give you more performance than you expected. I ordered directly from the Arrow website and the whole process went perfect. I even got a personal, not auto generated email confirming my order on a Sunday.
The assembly only took about 10 - 12 minutes (first time). I've made contacts each and every time I've had a pass on UO-14 with contacts up to 860 miles away using the Arrow II, Yaesu VX-7R HT @ 5 watts and PocketSat+ tracking software for Palm handhelds.
My wife helps with the QSO's sometimes by holding the antenna or writing down contacts. A tape recorder hooked up to a headset was advice given to me also that would be very helpful.
I'll always have one of these antennas.