Arrow Antennas 146/437-10
Arrow antennas are hand held directional Yagi antennas made in America and a great accessory for the ham that wants a very directional, focused propagation of his radio (usually an HT) so he/she can work LEO (low earth orbit) satellites and distant repeaters. The antenna’s direction is modified by a reflector (the largest element, located at the “back” of the antenna) and then several reflectors, or directors, set in parallel help to focus the propagation of the antenna. The more reflectors the Yagi has, the greater the gain.
"BP" Stands for Back Pack - Two-piece Boom - Split boom.
The Arrow II line of Antennas has been engineered to provide maximum gain and efficiency in the smallest practical size & weight.
Only About 19 oz. (split boom add 1 oz.)
Aluminum Arrow Shafts are used for elements.
The 2 in-line Gamma Matches (shown below) are pre-assembled & pre-tuned. One connector for VHF and one for UHF. Only female BNC is available.
(Diplexer & Cables included with 10W Models only).
The Boom is 3/4" square (with rounded corners) and 37 1/2" long.
Model BP Split Boom longest part is less than 22 inches long.
Note the big black foam grip for comfortable holding.
Under the foam grip, the boom is drilled & tapped with a 1/4-20 hole for most camera tri-pods.
Boom & elements all have plastic tips for safety.
Because the antenna is hand held, power should be kept to less than 10 watts maximum. If mounted, maximum power is 150 watts.