ATCS Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
|Gain: 7 dBi||SWR: 1.5:1 or Less||Pattern: Omni-directional|
|Wavelength: Multiple 1/2||Tuned: 897 MHz||Band: ATCS Base|
|Connector: N Female||Cable: RG8X||Cable Length: 24 Inches|
|Height: 57"||Width: 1 1/4"||Weight: 1 lb 11oz|
|Wind Area: 0.50 Sq Feet|
Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary, or extra mounting parts needed.
Tuned for ATCS Base Channel: Each antenna is designed to be used for railroad ATCS (Advanced Train Control System) reception, using an application such as ATCS Monitor, and is specifically tuned to the center of the 897 MHz base channel. This antenna can possibly be advantageous in a situation where you don't have good line of sight, while trying to use a directional antenna. An omni design can often handle reflected signals better, in a poor line of sight situation.
No Ground Plane Needed: A metal ground plane is not needed with this design.
Enclosed Elements: The actual antenna elements and feed point are sealed inside a UV resistant plastic radome. No need to worry about corrosion on the elements with this design. This design also helps control friction induced static, which can be created by wind and dust.
Weather Resistant: Having the elements and feed point sealed in the radome allows the antenna to be very resistant to weather and other environmental damage. This antenna is strong enough to withstand an ice storm, and will also do well in a shoreline environment.
Brass Elements: The inner elements are made from brass, which is a better element material than stainless steel.
Narrow Bandwidth: The bandwidth for the antenna is fairly narrow, which can help to eliminate intermod problems from adjacent strong signals in urban areas.
High Quality N Connector: Instead of the usual UHF connector that's included with most antennas, this antenna includes a 50 ohm female N connector, on the end of a small cable pigtail. N connectors are more water resistant and handle high frequencies better. Note: Due to the high frequency that these systems operate at, and the potential losses that can occur through cable, it is highly recommended that at least an RG8 size coax cable be used, for significant lengths. Need help choosing your main cable? Checkout the Coax FAQ.
Includes Mounting Hardware: Price includes mounting clamps to allow attaching the antenna to any standard 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" mounting mast.
Made exclusively by DPD Productions in the USA
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