AD-18/CF-388 — VHF Center-Fed Dipole Antenna

Posted on January 3, 2018

AD-18/CF-338 is an omnidirectional, center-fed, vertically polarized dipole antenna for mobile military band 30-88 MHz VHF comms with moderate power handling.

The AD-18/CF-388 antenna is composed of three main parts: antenna base, lower and upper radiating element.  Each radiating section is made of composite materials for outstanding strength and roughness. 

This omni-directional antenna covers 30 to 88 MHz frequencies at 100 W CW power handling.

The base is made of aluminum and durable plastic materials, with matching circuitry inside and (optional) AD-79/18D GPS antenna. A stainless steel spring absorbs shocks and vibrations, while protecting the antenna against impacts. Four mounting holes are equally spaced on a 4.5" (114.3 mm) circle, complying with the USA and NATO standard.

Compatible accessories for other-than-vehicle-mounting the AD-18/CF-388 are: 

 

Topics: TACTICAL, VHF, GROUND VEHICLE, TACTICAL COMMUNICATION, FIXED SITE, ANTENNA - MODERATE POWER, OMNIDIRECTIONAL