VHF Air Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
|Gain: 2.6 dBi
|SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center
|Tuned: 118-137 MHz Receive
|Band: VHF Air
|Connector: N Female
|Cable Length: 12 Inches
|Width: 1 1/4"
|Weight: 2 lb 6 oz
|Wind Area: 0.60 Sq Feet
Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary, or extra mounting parts needed.
Tuned to VHF Air Band: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Air Band from 118 to 137 MHz for receive. Transmit frequency must be be submitted with order for tuning. This antenna is a good choice for an FBO, or other type of base ops setup. It can also work well for a dedicated receive antenna, on Pilot Controlled Lighting (PCL) systems. Another potential use is Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) VHF broadcast transmitting. When tuned to the default receive middle band position, this antenna also happens to have a coicidental resonance point around 16x.xxx MHz, which makes it perform decently in the basic VHF commercial band (receive only) as well. Please Note: If he antenna will be used for transmitting, we will need to build it to the TX frequency. This is an additional $12.
DC Grounded: 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.
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.
Copper Elements: Elements are copper clad, 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. 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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"The VHF vertical was purchased for specific needs to assign a scanner to air band only. I am very impressed with the speed of delivery and custom care in packaging. The antenna performs flawlessly, I am very happy! I also tried other bands with this antenna and I was able to scan without problem, most of my PD/FD/EMS trunked systems and federal forest fire freqs. The antenna is capable of more than just the specified freq range, but I'm sure situations and locations will vary."
Don S. - Henderson, NV
"I received the antenna yesterday. A very high quality piece of work. I am very impressed. I am pulling in signals like never before. I would recommend this to anyone. I will most likely be ordering the TrainTenna soon as well. Thanks a lot!"
Jason P. - Brampton, Canada
"Received the antenna yesterday, Monday. Installed it on a 30 foot pole and can pull in the Pueblo Airport, 45 miles from my place, ATIS at 125.250 MHz. Amazing! Hope to buy another antenna from you. Thanks for all your help and an excellent antenna!"
Darryl Z. - Colorado Springs, CO
"I had to write and tell you how happy I am with the Air Vertical Outdoor Base antenna purchase. I mounted it to my chimney. The top of the antenna is 20 feet from the ground. I live in Gilroy CA., which is 30 miles south of San Jose. I am able to pick up Nor Cal approach and departure in the Bay Area, and also monitor flights until they are handed off to LA center, loud and clear. Amazing product! Imagine if I doubled the height! Great product and service!"
Randy H. - Gilroy, CA
"Just wanted to update you guys we finished the install of this antenna today which went pretty smooth. We're happy with the results so far, still testing out the range but seems really good so far."
Andy P. - Owen Sound, Canada
"Love the antenna. We're going to be stocking it for our remote antenna kit for our pilot-controlled lighting systems. I appreciate your help getting us to the right one!"
Ben O. - Findlay, OH