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VHF/UHF sectional vehicle whip, monopole/dipole, 2.65 m, 30-512 MHz


The VHF30512CEF is an ultra wideband vehicle antenna designed for use on all modern in-service military platforms, including armoured or soft skin, metal chassis or composite, wheeled or tracked.

The novel design gives it an excellent gain and radiation pattern across the whole frequency range. The antenna needs no adjustment for different frequencies as all the tuning elements are within the whip.

Bases are available to suit different mounting configurations with optional dual feed connectors and L1 and L1/L2 GPS.  Optional EMP protection in the base is also available.

Frequency Range 30-512 MHz
VSWR < 3.5
Nominal Impedance 50 Ω
Power Rating 50 W
Gain -5 to 1.5 dB rel. ¼ wave dipole
Radiation Diagram Azimuth: Omnidirectional
Polarisation Vertical
Connector BNC female, others on request
Design Centre fed dipole for UHF.   End fed whip for VHF.  Radiating element completely enclosed in epoxy/fibreglass laminate.  Metal parts are plated brass and stainless steel.
Length Total:   2.65 m
Lower whip:   1.14 m
Upper whip:   1.45 m
Base:   0.24 m
Weight Total:   3.75 kg*
Lower whip:   1.2 kg
Upper whip:   0.3 kg
Base:   2.25 kg*
Wind Rating 55 m/s = 201 km/h
Finish Polyurethane lacquer
Colour Customer specified
Installation See base option table
Temperature Range – 55°C to + 71°C

* Weight with standard NATO 4 hole base.  Base options specified on datasheet.