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VHF sectional vehicle whip, dipole, 3.4 m, 30-88 MHz


The VHF3088VM/CEF is a VHF vehicle dipole antenna designed for use on all modern in-service military platforms, including armoured or soft skin, metal chassis or composite, wheeled or tracked.

The antenna is a special version of the VHF3088VM which uses the CEF type connection between the base and lower whip element (see page 2 for base options).  Bases are available for vehicle, mast and fixed mounting with optional L1 and L1/L2 GPS.

The VHF3088VM/CEF antenna is a dipole design so does not require a ground plane to operate.

Frequency Range 30-88 MHz
VSWR See Charts Tab
Nominal Impedance 50 Ω
Power Rating 100 W
Gain See Charts Tab
Radiation Diagram Azimuth:   Omnidirectional
Elevation:   See Charts Tab
Polarisation Vertical
Connector BNC female, others on request
Design Centre fed dipole.  Radiating elements completely enclosed in epoxy/fibreglass laminate.  Metal parts are plated brass and stainless steel.
Length# Total:   3.3 m
Lower Whip:   1.8 m
Upper Whip:   1.45 m
Base (Option A):   0.24 m
Weight Whips:   1.65 kg
Complete:   3.4 kg*
Wind Rating 55 m/s = 201 km/h
Finish Polyurethane lacquer
Colour Customer specified
Installation See base options table
Temperature Range – 55°C to + 71°C

* Weight with standard NATO 4 hole vehicle base.  Base options specified on datasheet.
# Nominal dimensions subject to manufacturing tolerances.

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