VAS-108-01 VHF Vehicular Antenna
- Frequency Range: 25 MHz to 88 MHz
- VSWR: less than 3.5:1
- Power Handling: 100 W Average
- Broadband With Extended VHF Range
- Extremely Rugged and Reliable
- Base Mount for Replacement Flexibility
- Easy Assembly/Disassembly
The VAS-108-01 is a Broadband Vehicular Whip Antenna system designed specifically for tactical VHF jamming applications. The antenna also functions well to provide reliable VHF communications for a range of military vehicles when used with a frequency agile radio that operates within its extended VHF frequency band of 25-88 MHz.
The complete antenna system is comprised of an upper whip, a lower whip and an insulated mounting base. The two whips thread together by hand which are then screwed onto the base matching unit to complete the system.
The insulated mounting base houses the impedance matching network which provides a VSWR of less than 3.5:1 across the operating frequency band. The matching network is capable of continuous transmit power levels of up to 100 watts.
The VAS-108-01 provides many safety features, both for the user and the equipment attached: High voltage isolation up to 10 kV (RMS) in the whip sections in case of accidental strike of the antenna to overhead power-lines; a moulded neoprene rubber eye protection device installed at the tip of the whip; and an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) protection device integrated within the base matching network.