AD-44/BW-D: antenna for handheld/manpack radios 138-176 MHz

The manpack and handheld VHF antenna AD-44/BW-D is a wideband monopole whip, primarily intended for use with portable and handheld radio stations in VHF frequency range from 138 to 176 MHz. Electrically the antenna is optimised for all exploatation conditions (radio in hand, at the side, etc.) so it is not necessary to additionaly tune the antenna. The antenna is composed of radiating part made of special wounded wire and covered with a heatshrinkable tube with silicone underlayer ensuring high flexibility and roughness. The antenna has built-in a special passive tranformer tuning network enclosed in fiberglass housing above the input coaxial connector. Input connector is TNC male (BNC or N male are available by request).

Technical specification

Frequency range 138 - 176 MHz
Impedance 50 ohm
VSWR < 2
Max. power 10 W
Connector TNC male
Polarization VERT.
Gain ~ 0 dB
Height 382 mm
Weight 110 g


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