AD-44/WB-3512-LW: Lightweight center-fed antenna for handheld/manpack radio (30 - 512 MHz; TNC male)

The manpack and handheld radio antenna AD-44/WB-3512-LW is a wideband VHF/UHF low-weight dipole ("center-fed") antenna, primarily intended for use with handheld and manpack portable radio units in VHF/UHF frequency range from 30 to 512 MHz. Electrically the antenna is optimized for all exploitation conditions (portable radio unit on operator body, hand, ground, etc.) so it is not necessary to additionally tune the antenna. The antenna is composed of four basic elements (from the bottom up): Current-choke unit, flexible goose-neck, matching unit and tape radiator. Current-choke unit allows the antenna to be independent of the portable radio unit and so forms a correct dipole shape. Flexible goose-neck allows bending the antenna to be always in vertical position. Matching unit with a special built-in passive transformer tuning network is enclosed in a plastic housing. All the metal antenna parts are made of aluminum which make significant impact on a weight. The antenna weight is only 155 grams. The antenna connector is TNC male.

Technical specification

Frequency range 30 - 512 MHz
Impedance 50 ohm
VHF VSWR VHF (30 - 225 MHz) < 3.5
UHF VSWR UHF (225 - 512 MHz) < 2.5
VHF Gain VHF (30 - 225 MHz) -32 ... -2 dBi
UHF Gain UHF (225 - 512 MHz) -2 ... 0 dBi 
Polarization Vertical 
Maximum power  10 W CW 
Connector  TNC male
Design VHF/UHF Dipole ("center-fed") Antenna
Height 590 mm
Weight 155 g
Diameter 20.3 mm
Temperature range - in use -50 ... +55 °C
Temperature range - in stock -55 ... +75 °C
Color  Black


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