VD-97-00592-1 Near Vertical Incident
Skywave (NVIS) Antenna
- Frequency Range: 2 MHz to 30 MHz
- Power Handling: 400 W Average
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Rugged field-proven design
- Quick and easy to erect
- Vehicular and manpack usage
- Optional expansion kit available for increased radiation performance
- NSN: 5985-00-116-6130
The Valcom NVIS antenna is specifically designed for military applications in open ground areas, remote from the vehicle or attached to a stationary vehicle by means of a vehicle mount.
The antenna is made up of 8 rigid aluminum sections which stack together to form the mast and feed-line to the elements. The elements of the antenna consist of four wires sloped towards the ground with insulated ends extending out to serve as guy lines for the mast.
Due to the lightweight, sectional design, assembly of this antenna is fast and easy; about 10 minutes for two people. When not in use, the antenna can be packed and stored in a compact canvas carry bag.
An expansion kit is available for use in areas of poor radiation. The kit provides 7 additional mast sections and additional guy ropes. It comes in a compact canvas carry bag as well.