HAMS LOVE MODS!
The Home Depot(tm)
ARROW ANTENNA MOD #1**
Where we get ergonomic!
Any user can tell you: Holding the Arrow Antenna with its included foam grip for those satellite passes places stress on your wrist ... and elbow ... and shoulder. As far as the health of your arm is concerned, it is NOT ergonomically correct*.
How can you make it a healthier, more ergonomic relationship?
Get that wrist straight. Think of the Arrow as a "tool." Add a handle to it!
If that looks like a Stanley(tm) hacksaw handle, well, that's because it IS a Stanley(tm) hacksaw handle. (g)
Found mine at Home Depot - Model 15-090 SKU 961487. It has a nice, flat top surface. I used a strip of one of my favorite adhesives: Scotch(tm) Permanent Double-Sided Extreme Mounting Tape (Home Depot Model 414DC-SF, SKU 285189):
But, in addition, I also used a couple of industrial-strength Zip ties to really affix the handle:
So - don't subject yourself to possible AWS (Arrow Wrist Syndrome). Visit your local home improvement store - and get ergonomic!
Clint Bradford K6LCS
* - REFERENCE:
ENJOYING THE HOBBY ... AND STAYING HEALTHY!*
** - Well, if this is MOD NUMBER 1, is there a MOD NUMBER 2?
Yes: Add a tray to the back of the boom to (a) hold your HT and (b) act as a "counterbalance."
DISCLAIMER: Clint is not an orthopaedic surgeon. But he has a great one, and has consulted him regarding this topic. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Yes, my attorney told me to include this statement. I do, after all, live in California, and residents tend to be notoriously litigious ...