VDB-VHF/UHF Dual-Band Antenna
- Frequency Range: 30 MHz to 512 MHz
- VSWR: 3.0:1
- Power Handling: 100 W Average
- Extremely Wide Bandwidth
- Performs with or without a Ground Plane
- Rugged and Reliable Design
- Base Mount for Replacement Flexibility
- High Voltage Isolation for Safety
- Easy Assembly/Disassembly
- NSN: 5985-20-002-6479
The VDB-VHF/UHF is a Dual-Band vehicular whip antenna system designed to provide VHF and UHF communications for a range of military applications. It is designed for use with today's cutting edge, wide-band, frequency agile radios and can be used to replace a multiple antenna setup. The VDB-VHF/UHF boasts a power handling capability of 100 Watts and less than 3.5:1 VSWR across the entire operating band.
The VDB-VHF/UHF whip antenna comes in two pieces which easily thread together to create a dipole-style antenna system with integral matching networks. All housed within fibreglass envelopes. The lower whip has an integral base support spring which threads into an aluminum mounting flange attached to the vehicle using a standard vehicular mount.
EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) and high voltage isolation are also incorporated into the VDB-VHF-UHF. The upper whip section provides high voltage isolation to 20 kV RMS providing safety to personnel and equipment in the case of an accidental strike of the antenna to an overhead powerline. An eye protection device at the tip of the antenna provides further safety to the user.
* Patent Pending