VHF Air Band & ADS-B (SBS / RadarBox) Antennas

DPDP has numerous antennas designed specifically for Air/Aviation Band use, shown below. The majority of our products can be used with any Uniden, RadioShack or other brand of radio scanner, and also most commercial and ham radios. If you have basic questions about antennas, please try checking the FAQ page.

- Models -
Air Omni UHF/VHF Base Antenna
VHF Air Blade Indoor Antenna
VHF Air Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
VHF Air (118-136 MHz) 1/4 Wave Mobile Antenna
ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
ADS-B Blade Indoor Antenna
978 MHz ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
ADS-B Double 1/2 Wave Mobile Antenna
ACARS Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
ACARS Frequencies
Aeronautical VHF / UHF Bands
You can also check out our UHF Mil Air Band antennas.

PLEASE READ: Due to the complexities of offering oddly sized products, this site only calculates shipping for US destinations. If you'd like to ship outside the US, please contact us and we will email you an invoice for your order, which you can then pay electronically.



Air Omni UHF/VHF Base Antenna

SPECS

Gain: 3 VHF 4 UHF dBi Pattern: Omni-directional Wavelength: 1/2
Elements: 3 Tuned: 225-400, 118-137 & 138-140 MHz Band: UHF & VHF Air
Connector: N Female Cable: RG8X Cable Length: 24 Inches
Height: 45" Width: 30" Weight: 2 lb

FEATURES

Tuned to UHF & VHF Air Bands: The uniquely designed MilTenna Omni is tuned to both the UHF 225-400 MHz and 118-137 MHz Air Bands. The latest version now also includes a third set of VHF elements dedicated to the 138-140 MHz VHF band. Most other VHF/UHF bands can typically be received as well. This antenna can be quite esthetically pleasing compared to discones and other multi element antennas, and it's also more efficient. The VHF elements can be left off the antenna if desired.

DC Grounded: A metal ground plane is not needed with this design.

Wide Bandwidth: The core element of the MilTenna Omni design offers a wide bandwidth, which is what makes it appropriate for a band as large as the UHF 225-400 MHz Air Band.

Solid Construction: The antenna is constructed of 1 1/2" aluminum tube for the core element and solid 1/4" aluminum round is used for side elements. No flimsy tubing or dimple rivets are used. All aluminum is given a brushed finish.

Isolated Mast: The actual vertical structure is comprised of UV resistant plastic. This allows the actual elements to be raised into 'free space', away from your metal mounting mast.

Weather Resistant: All fasteners are stainless steel and the feed point is protected by shrink tube.

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.

Only Partial Assembly Required: The core antenna is completely assembled, along with the feeder cable. The only things that need to be done yourself are attaching the side elements, and putting up a mast.

Made in the USA

Customers Outside the US: Don't be shy! Shipping from the US to your country may not be as risky or expensive as you think. We ship outside the US all the time. Please email us for a shipping quote: dave@dpdproductions.com

TESTIMONIALS

"I put up the MilTenna Omni UHF/VHF air antenna this weekend. My son and I installed it in my attic and it receives better than my discone that is installed on the TV tower. I received it and the cable within days and the construction was great, not cheaply made. Thanks for the great product."
Brian M. - Chambersburg, PA


One Air Omni UHF/VHF Base Antenna $139.95

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VHF Air Blade Indoor Antenna

SPECS

Gain: 2.6 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: 1/2 Elements: 1 Tuned: 118-137 MHz Receive
Band: VHF Air Connector: BNC Male Cable: RG8X
Cable Length: 18 Feet Height: 60" Width: 1 1/4"
Depth: 3/8"    

FEATURES

Unique Design: This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting good performance on their radio, but isn't able to use an outdoor antenna. This is a great antenna for people who live in apartments or condos. The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or even outdoors for short periods of time.

Tuned to VHF Air Band: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Air Band from 118 to 137 MHz.

Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax (with BNC connector) is included. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)

Easy to Position: The beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact that you can position it anywhere. Unlike using a rubber duck, you can find the one good spot in the room that gets the best reception, but still put the radio anywhere you like. This can also be helpful if you're trying to move the antenna away from RF producing devices. There's also no ground plane elements sticking out to poke you. The antenna can easily be hung using the two loops on the back.

Unobtrusive: The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The antenna is only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It can easily be hidden behind blinds, but is also attractive enough to be displayed in clear view. The antenna's bright white enclosure blends right into the surroundings.

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.

18' of RG8/X Cable: This cable is better for longer lengths than the average off brand RG58 cable included with most antennas (if any), and helps prevent signal loss.

Direct Feed Point Connection: The coax is directly connected to the antenna elements, which means there's one less connector between your radio and the antenna. Each additional connector can create signal loss.

Made in the USA

TESTIMONIALS

"The antenna arrived in today's mail. Great service. Even better than the service is the way the antenna works. I have a Uniden BC725XLT that I use to monitor air band frequencies. The Uniden came with a 'rubber duck' antenna that works perfectly when I'm at the airport within line-of-site of the air traffic control tower. I live two miles north of the airport. With the 'rubber duck' antenna, I can can usually get the airport ATIS channel, but always with a lot of hiss. With your Air Blade Indoor Antenna, I can get the ATIS channel so clearly that I can hear people who were talking in the background when the ATIS recording was made. On the airport's tower frequencies, I can hear pilots still on the ground, as well as the controller in the tower, even though I am not line-of-site to the tower or the runway. Better still, I live 15 miles north of LAX... With the 'rubber duck', I don't get LAX Ground Control at all. With your Air Blade Indoor, I can get Ground Control and the planes on the ground! Thanks for a terrific product. It has more than doubled the actual value of my scanner, measured by what I can do with it and the pleasure it gives me."
Lon S. - Santa Monica, CA

"I received the antenna this afternoon. Excellent job of protecting and packaging this great looking antenna. I did some preliminary testing with the Air Blade antenna and it works very well! I live ~15NE of KIAD and with the Air Blade, I can receive 2-way comms between the tower and air traffic in the sector. I could not get this level of performance with other external antennas. Thanks for creating a great product!"
Siddharth M. - Gaithersburg, MD


One VHF Air Blade Indoor Antenna $79.95

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VHF Air Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
 

SPECS

Gain: 2.6 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: 1/2 Elements: 1 Tuned: 118-137 MHz Receive
Band: VHF Air Connector: N Female Cable: RG8X
Cable Length: 12 Inches Height: 70" Width: 1 1/4"
Weight: 1 lb 4 oz Wind Area: 0.60 Sq Feet  

FEATURES

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.

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 in the USA

TESTIMONIALS

"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


One VHF Air Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna $99.95

(If you will be transmitting, please note below what frequency you will be using, so the antenna can be tuned. Note: The extra cost for models tuned for transmitting, mainly covers the extra shipping fee, when the antenna length goes longer into dimensional shipping charges.)


Choose Receive Only or Transmitting


If Transmitting - Enter TX Frequency


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VHF Air (118-136 MHz) 1/4 Wave Mobile Antenna

SPECS

Gain: Unity SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: 1/4 Elements: 1 Tuned: 118-137 MHz Receive
Band: VHF Air Connector: Your Choice Cable: RG58U
Cable Length: 12 Feet Mount Type: NMO Height: 27"
Magnet Size: 3 1/2"    

FEATURES

Tuned to VHF Air Band: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Air Band from 118 to 137 MHz.

Quality Construction: Black copper clad stainless steel whip. Black coated brass base. Gold plunger contact pin and O-ring gasket.

Size Compromise: The 1/4 wave is a good alternative for people needing something shorter than the 5/8 wave mobile antenna, or an antenna for lower bands where the size of a 5/8 wave is prohibitive. The 1/4 also has more bandwidth than the 5/8.

Mount Included: All black 3 1/2" NMO Magnet Mount with 12' of RG58U cable - Copper 95% braid and solid insulation. Brass NMO with gold contact pin and teflon insulator. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)


One VHF Air (118-136 MHz) 1/4 Wave Mobile Antenna $64.95

(If you will be transmitting, please note below what frequency you will be using, so the antenna can be tuned.)

Choose Receive Only or Transmitting


If Transmitting - Enter TX Frequency


Choose Connector Type


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ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
 

SPECS

Gain: 9 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: Multiple 1/2 Tuned: 1090 MHz Band: Mode-S / ADS-B
Connector: N Female Cable: RG8X Cable Length: 12 Inches
Height: 57" Width: 1 1/4" Weight: 1 lb 11oz
Wind Area: 0.50 Sq Feet    

FEATURES

Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary, or extra mounting parts needed.

Tuned for Mode-S / ADS-B: Each antenna is designed to be used for Mode-S / ADS-B reception, using receivers such as the RadarBox or SBS-1/2, and is specifically tuned to the frequency of 1090 MHz. This antenna can also compliment a system setup for linking to an online virtual radar network, such as PinkFroot's PlaneFinder.net. (Please note that we also now have a version tuned for the less common 978 MHz service, listed at the bottom here.)

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. You'll find three choices for purchasing the ADS-B antenna below... One is the antenna alone, then there's an option that includes a small patch cable to go between the box and your main large cable. Each patch cable option has an N Female, so that would set you up for needing a main cable with two male N connectors. Some people have successfully used a large cable straight to the box, but it is imperative that you put some sort of physical support on the cable and box to prevent breakage. It would also help to use a more flexible multi strand main cable. The third choice is for the 978 MHz service.

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 in the USA

Customers Outside the US: Don't be shy! Shipping from the US to your country may not be as risky or expensive as you think. We ship outside the US all the time. Please email us for a shipping quote: dave@dpdproductions.com

TESTIMONIALS

"There's been a HUGE difference... Taxiing at SFO is now clearly visible, I've tripled the number of Travis hits I get. I've tracked a Virgin America flight from taxiing at SFO up past Red Bluff on his way to Seattle! I've been tracking LAX arrivals from Asia for 300+ miles (150+ in each direction as they flyby). This is just incredible, and takes a big step forward on the usefulness of the box."
Jordan H. - Berkeley, CA

"Got the antenna Thursday and installed it today. Working very well. I'm picking up average 10-20+ more aircraft than before on any given moment. Big improvement on lower altitude aircraft in region as well. Thanks for good product and delivery!
Mark A. - Elkton, MD

"Just to let you know, the antenna is now fitted, and up and running. Early indications are very good, my coverage has improved considerably here where I am based (bottom of a very narrow valley) This antenna is achieving much better results than my previous set up and is running unassisted direct to the box."
Peter E. - North Wales, UK

"Just installed the antenna this weekend. Truly an unbelievable improvement in the number of planes received. Keep up the good work."
Paul R. - Ontario, Canada

"Just to let you know, the aerial arrived weekend before last and I installed it on Saturday. What a difference, range has improved by over 120 miles from 80 to 200-220 miles, hits at peak time from 40 to 130. Well impressed, I have to say the aerial itself looks good and is made well. It even looks good on the house. Thanks for supplying a superb product."
Steven S. - UK

"I bought your ADS-B antenna and brought it to my home in Brazil. After I installed it, my RadarBox coverage has been multiplied by 5 and now I have more airplanes on screen. Congratulations for your terrific product."
Marcio, S. - Brazil

"I purchased your ADS-B omni antenna for use with my Radar Box. Having your antenna up on the roof extended my range five-fold. I now receive activity from Rhode Island down to Delaware from my location on the north shore of Long Island, New York. The antenna was super easy to put up and is very well made. It is performing flawlessly."
Don Y. - Dix Hills, NY

"I just wanted to update you on the antenna I purchased from you earlier this year. It is currently mounted approximately 65ft up on our condo. The reception is incredible. I'm currently logging over 80 aircraft at ranges as far as 363km from my home. I'm seeing targets just over the ocean off the coast of Maine and as far west as Kingston, Ontario. Thanks again for such a great product."
Paul S. - Montreal, Canada

"I bought the ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Model antenna and experimented with mounting in several areas around our house. In the end I found that mounting it in my attic was the easiest and the signal strength is still excellent. I live in a wood frame house in Vancouver. My distance record with the antenna in my attic is 250 miles, approx 400km, a Boeing 737 at 41000ft over the Oregon coast!"
Frank M. - Vancouver, Canada

"Just wanted to let you know that the antennae arrived and I had the chance to try the ADS-B one out today. The performance is simply amazing. Getting 3-4x the range of my old indoor antenna!"
Miklos K. - Hendschiken, Switzerland

"Here are a couple of screen shots of your antenna up in the air here in Guatemala, so far I have been able to reach over 200 nm with it!"
Juan C. - Guatemala

"I ordered and received one of you outdoor vertical ADS-B antenna and am very pleased. I get consistent coverage out to 300 NM for aircraft over 35,000 feet, which is right about on for maximum line of sight from my 1,500 feet elevation, overlooking the Pacific. My field of view is also wider than with the “demo” antenna that came with my Micro ADS-B receiver. I have had to decrease the sensitivity of my receiver to avoid overdriving it on near aircraft but have been able to do so (as close as five NM) without noticeably hurting my long range coverage. I have also noted that I can follow traffic at Honolulu down to around 4,000 feet (was 6,000 with old antenna), which is again right about at (or exceeding) theoretical line of sight as HNL is about 150 NM away. Good product!"
Chuck M. - Holualoa, HI

"Got your antenna mounted and all I can say is, wow. It extended the range of my blocked direction to the east by about 30 miles, but in the other directions, I am getting planes out in the surrounding states, which I never did before. In the first hour, I got one 200+ mile track. Very well made antenna, and performance to match. Thanks so much."
Dave D. - North Little Rock, AR


One ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna $149.95

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One ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna with 4 Foot Patch Cable $167.90

(Includes one 4 foot RG8X flexible patch cable with a Female N connector, and then your choice of BNC Male, SMA Male or MCX Male connector. This cable provides a flexible, more manageable way to go between a main heavy cable and your receiver. The MCX option includes an MCX/SMA adapter for an additional $5.00. MCX are not available to fit standard 50 Ohm cables, so an adapter is the only method available. Your main heavy cable would need two 'N' Male to work with this combination.)

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ADS-B 978 MHZ Service Model

One 978 MHz ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna $149.95

(Please note... This model is designed for the less common US service, utilizing 978 MHz. ONLY PURCHASE THIS MODEL IF YOU HAVE A 978 MHZ CAPABLE RECIEVER. Specs for this model remains the same as the regular model, with the exception that there is slightly less gain at 8 dBi)

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ADS-B Blade Indoor Antenna

SPECS

Gain: 4.6 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: Multiple 1/2 Elements: 4 Tuned: 1090 MHz
Band: Mode-S / ADS-B Connector: Your Choice Cable: RG8X
Cable Length: 18 Feet Height: 24" Width: 1 1/4"
Depth: 3/8"    

FEATURES

Unique Design: This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting good performance on their receiver, but isn't able to use an outdoor antenna. This is a great antenna for people who live in apartments or condos. The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or even outdoors for short periods of time. The length of the antenna should allow it to fit in a standard carry-on bag.

Tuned for Mode-S / ADS-B: Each antenna is designed to be used for Mode-S / ADS-B reception, using receivers such as the RadarBox or SBS-1/2, and is specifically tuned to the frequency of 1090 MHz. This antenna can also compliment a system setup for linking to an online virtual radar network, such as PinkFroot's PlaneFinder.net.

Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax (with BNC, SMA or MCX connector) is included. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)

Easy to Position: The beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact that you can position it anywhere. Unlike using a standard antenna that requires a ground plane surface, with this antenna you can find the one good spot in the room that gets the best reception, but still put the radio anywhere you like. This can also be helpful if you're trying to move the antenna away from RF producing devices. The antenna can easily be hung using the two loops on the back.

Unobtrusive: The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The antenna is only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It can easily be hidden behind blinds, but is also attractive enough to be displayed in clear view. The antenna's bright white enclosure blends right into the surroundings.

Brass Elements: Elements are 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.

18' of RG8/X Cable: This cable is better for longer lengths than the average off brand RG58 cable included with most antennas (if any), and helps prevent signal loss.

Direct Feed Point Connection: The coax is directly connected to the antenna elements, which means there's one less connector between your radio and the antenna. Each additional connector can create signal loss.

Made in the USA

Customers Outside the US: Don't be shy! Shipping from the US to your country may not be as risky or expensive as you think. We ship outside the US all the time. Please email us for a shipping quote: dave@dpdproductions.com

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm really enjoying the indoor antenna. I can't believe how much better the gain is over the stock antenna."
Angus M. - Rockford, IL

"I just received one of your blade antennas for 1090 ADS-B and it is absolutely phenomenal."
Matt R. - Deptford, NJ


One ADS-B Blade Indoor Antenna $89.95

(The MCX option includes an MCX/SMA adapter for an additional $5.00. MCX are not available to fit standard 50 Ohm cables, so an adapter is the only method available.)

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ADS-B Double 1/2 Wave Mobile Antenna

SPECS

Gain: 5 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: 1/2 over 1/2 Elements: 2 Tuned:1090 MHz
Band: Mode-S / ADS-B Connector: Your Choice Cable: RG58U
Cable Length: 12 Feet Mount Type: NMO Height: 13"
Magnet Size: 3 1/2"    

FEATURES

Tuned for Mode-S / ADS-B: Each antenna is designed to be used for Mode-S / ADS-B reception, using receivers such as the RadarBox or SBS-1/2, and is specifically tuned to the frequency of 1090 MHz.

Excellent Performance: 1/2 wave over 1/2 wave stacked elements gives 5 dBi of gain. This antenna can be used for both transmitting and receiving.

Quality Construction: Black copper clad stainless steel whip. Black matching coil with copper coated brass base. Gold plunger contact pin and O-ring gasket.

Mount Included: All black 3 1/2" NMO Magnet Mount with 12' of RG58U cable - Copper 95% braid and solid insulation. Brass NMO with gold contact pin and teflon insulator. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)


One ADS-B Double 1/2 Wave Mobile Antenna $68.95

(The MCX option includes an MCX/SMA adapter for an additional $5.00. MCX are not available to fit standard 50 Ohm cables, so an adapter is the only method available.)

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ACARS Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna
 

SPECS

Gain: 2.6 dBi SWR: 1.5:1 or Less on Center Freq Pattern: Omni-directional
Wavelength: 1/2 Elements: 1 Tuned: 130-132 MHz
Band: VHF Air Connector: N Female Cable: RG8X
Cable Length: 12 Inches Height: 67" Width: 1 1/4"
Weight: 1 lb 4 oz Wind Area: 0.60 Sq Feet  

FEATURES

Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary, or extra mounting parts needed.

Tuned for VHF Aviation ACARS: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Air Band focusing on ACARS from 130 to 132 MHz for receive. If you require an ACARS antenna that is tuned specifically to another frequency, such as 129.x or 136.x, please contact us.

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 in the USA


One ACARS Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna $99.95

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Aeronautical VHF ACARS Data Frequencies (Known)
Frequency (MHz)
Designation
129.125
Auxiliary Channel for US and Canada
130.025
Secondary Channel for US and Canada
130.425
Auxiliary Channel for US
130.450
Auxiliary Channel for US and Canada
131.125
Auxiliary Channel for US
131.450
Primary Channel for Japan
131.475
Primary Channel for Air Canada
131.525
Auxiliary Channel for Europe
131.550
Primary Worldwide Channel
131.725
Primary Channel for Europe
131.850
Auxiliary Channel for Europe
136.700
Auxiliary Channel for US
136.750
Auxiliary Channel for US and Europe
136.800
Auxiliary Channel for US
136.850
SITA Channel for US and Canada
136.900
Auxiliary Channel for Europe


Aeronautical VHF / UHF Bands
Frequency Range (MHz)
Band Name
Assignment
108.000 to 118.000
VHF Air Navigation
Radio Navigation (VORTAC, VOR, DME)
118.000 to 137.000
VHF Air Voice
ATC, Tower, Ground, Private, Test, Government
138.000 to 144.000
VHF Air Voice/Data
Air / Surface - Military & Government
225.000 to 400.000
UHF Air Voice/Data
Air / Surface - Military & Government
1090 MHz
Data
Utilized for ADS-B
978 MHz
Data
Utilized for ADS-B (General Aviation - USA)

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