Southwest Antennas Releases New Rugged Tri-Band Omni-Directional Antennas

Southwest Antennas, an industry leader in rugged antenna and radio frequency (RF) accessory products for military and defence communication systems, has released a new line of multi-band antenna solutions designed to cover several popular sub-bands across the L, S, and C Bands.

These omni-directional antennas are tuned for high-performance operation in the following frequencies:

  • 70GHz – 1.85GHz
  • 2GHz – 2.5GHz
  • 4GHz – 5.0GHz

For users who expect to utilise these bands or deploy multi-band radio systems, tri-band antennas can reduce the amount of kit required for deployment, helping to reduce soldier carry weight, overall cost, and system complexity. These antennas are ideal for use with body-worn tactical radio systems, mobile robotics platforms and control systems, MIMO / MANET mesh radio systems, urban area mesh network deployments, and more.

The new tri-band antennas are designed to withstand deployments in challenging operating environments worldwide, with rugged construction and a matte black finish with black chrome RF connectors for low-visibility operations.

Two antenna base options are available:

  • Ultra-Flex weatherproof sealed spring base, which allows the antenna to bend and flex upon impact and minimise risk of damage to mated RF connectors
  • Integrated RF coaxial gooseneck, which can bend and hold the antenna in non-vertical positions and is ideal for securing through MOLLE loops

To improve antenna performance and operator usability, these antennas feature rugged cylindrical fibreglass radomes. The cylinder shape provides the antenna additional strength and eliminating issues where ‘paddle’ shaped antennas don’t lie flat against the operator’s kit. This mechanical design, coupled with proprietary antenna tuning technique, ensures excellent performance and antenna efficiency.

These new antennas are available in the following base and RF connector choices:

  • Part # 1001-194: Tri-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1.7GHz – 1.85GHz, 2.2GHz – 2.5GHz, 4.4GHz – 5.0GHz, 2.7dBi Peak Gain, Ultra-Flex Sealed Spring Base, TNC(m) RF Connector
  • Part # 1001-198: Tri-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1.7GHz – 1.85GHz, 2.2GHz – 2.5GHz, 4.4GHz – 5.0GHz, 2.7dBi Peak Gain, Ultra-Flex Sealed Spring Base, SMA(m) RF Connector
  • Part # 1001-181: Tri-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1.7GHz – 1.85GHz, 2.2GHz – 2.5GHz, 4.4GHz – 5.0GHz, 2.7dBi Peak Gain, Integrated RF Gooseneck, TNC(m) RF Connector
  • Part # 1001-182: Tri-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1.7GHz – 1.85GHz, 2.2GHz – 2.5GHz, 4.4GHz – 5.0GHz, 2.7dBi Peak Gain, Integrated RF Gooseneck, SMA(m) RF Connector
  • Park # 1001-183: Tri-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1.7GHz – 1.85GHz, 2.2GHz – 2.5GHz, 4.4GHz – 5.0GHz, 2.7dBi Peak Gain, Integrated RF Gooseneck, Type-N(m) RF Connector

Other RF connector options are also available, including Type-N(m), TNC(m), and Reverse Polarity options. Contact Southwest Antennas to discuss your connector requirements.

These products are available now from Southwest Antennas, authorised sales representatives, and distributors.

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