1/2 λ vertical antenna fed at the base, tunable from 26 to 30 MHz by adjusting the whip length and fine-tuning at the base by means of a PTFE insulated high voltage variable capacitor (40 kV)
Extremely robust construction in AW6063-T66 aluminum alloy and CNC machined parts from solid stock.
Supplied with high-quality 304 and 316 stainless steel fasteners for long rust-free operating life.
High input power, up to 3 kW continuous All-mode.
Detailed assembly manual and serial number that identifies the production batch and construction data.
For our tubes, we have used the best antenna construction alloy available: AW6063-T66 is an alloy of Aluminium, Magnesium and Silicon that is hardened to a T-66 temper which gives the stylus exceptional resistance. It is shaped by extrusion and subsequent cold drawing. Our tubes are extremely accurate on both diameters and also on the wall thickness, ensuring a precise fit with less ‘play’ between the tubes.
The vertical whip consists of the following sections, starting from the bottom:
Anchor tube D.42×2
1st stage above the coil D.29×1.5
2nd stage D.25.5×1.5
3rd stage D.22×1.25
4th stage D.19×1,25
5th stage D.16×1,25
The insulator is made of D.38 white fibreglass with a wall thickness of 4.2 mm.
|Electrical Data||Mechanical Data|
|Antenna Type||1/2 λ End Fed Vertical Dipole||Construction materials||Aluminnum Alloy AW6063-T66 hard drawn tube, Fiberglass, Brass, PTFE. All hardware are made of SS AISI-304 and 316|
|Frequency range||Tunable from 26 to 30 MHz (with Table)||Wind surface area||0,195m2|
|Impedance||50Ω Unbalanced||Wind load @ 130Km/h||19 Kgf|
|Radiation Type||Omnidirectional||Wind survival (no ice)||130 Km/h|
|Polarization||Linear – Vertical||Antenna height||5,94m|
|Gain||0 dBd – 2,15 dBi||Radiator length||5,38m (Half Wave)|
|Bandwidth @SWR 2:1||≥ 1.7MHz @ 28MHz||Mounting mast bracket||ø 40-54 mm|
|SWR @resonance||≤1.2:1 Typical ≤1.1:1||Antenna weight||3,1 Kg|
|Max. Input Power||3000 Watts continuos all mode||Package dimensions||14x14x145 cm|
|Feed system||High “Q” L-C circuit, DC-Ground||Weight in pack||4,3Kg|
|Input connector||50Ω UHF female PTFE insulator, gold plated pin|
Because an antenna that accepts high power is a more efficient antenna. Otherwise, it would tend to heat up due to the Joule effect and dissipate a significant part of the applied RF power as heat, something that happens with most competing products but which, unfortunately, users cannot test for want of adequate equipment and instrumentation.
High-"Q" LC matching circuit
For this product, we have made a special parallel LC circuit to adapt the high impedance presented by this type of antenna when it is fed at the base.
The high-Q coil is generously sized, suspended in air, with widely spaced coils and no metal cores. The coaxial variable capacitor (similar to a Gamma Match) is located at the base next to the coil for easy tuning. Made with PTFE insulation, it can withstand extremely high voltages exceeding 40kV, and It is insensitive to ambient temperature, rain and humidity and does not heat up when subjected to high power.
During the development of the matching circuit, we had to carefully adjust both the inductance (L) and the capacitance (C) to obtain a truly efficient circuit that is reliable and trouble-free. All this results in high efficiency and the ability to handle RF power up to 3 kW continuous all-mode.
In addition, the coil is directly DC-grounded to significantly reduce atmospheric noise.
The HW10V antenna connector is not the commercial SO-239 type used by most manufacturers. Our connector is designed and built directly by ourselves; it has a true 50 Ohm characteristic impedance and is rated up to 500 MHz.
We have created a reliable connector capable of withstanding 5 kW of continuous RF power at 30 MHz and greater than 3 kW at 50 MHz.
The body is made of CW614N nickel-plated brass, while the pin is plated in 24K gold to avoid oxidation and is equipped with a 4-fin insulator that maintains its centring and elasticity to avoiding contact losses.
The insulating material is PTFE, one of the best insulators due to its exceptional electrical and thermal properties (low dielectric constant and reduced loss factor, operating temperature from -100 to +260 °C). The assembly is protected by a special elastomer hood that prevents water and humidity infiltration.
The anchor bracket
Is made of 2.5 mm-thick AISI 304 stainless steel and is attached to the antenna tube by means of a clamping system, creating an extremely robust mechanical lock.
The mast coupler is consists of an M6 V-Bolt in AISI 304 steel and column nuts for easy, secure tightening.