VDS-3108 VHF Vehicular Antenna
- Frequency Range: 30 MHz to 108 MHz
- Easy Assembly/Disassembly
- Performs with or without a Ground Plane
- Rugged and Reliable Design
- High voltage isolation for safety
- Minimum Maintenance
- PN: VD-07-00220-1
The Valcom model VDS-3108 is a vertical VHF dipole antenna. The VDS-3108 operates in the 30 to 108 MHz frequency range. The antenna is designed to withstand the rough conditions characteristic to military vehicular environments.
The VDS-3108 is constructed in three sections; A two piece whip and a base mount . The two whip sections thread together to form the complete whip assembly. Each section is constructed of resin impregnated fibreglass cloth to create a flexible yet durable whip antenna. The base mount is equipped with a rugged spring which is used for absorbing impact on the whip and allowing the whip to be tied down horizontally.
EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) and high voltage isolation are also incorporated into the VDS-3108. The upper whip section provides high voltage isolation to 20 kV RMS providing safety to personnel and equipment in the case of 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.