Portable Dipole Antenna LW Series

Portable Dipole Antenna LW8 Series

The SMC LW8 series of HF portable antennas have proved to be rugged in the field of operation and yet can be used in most situations with a high degree of success. These qualities have ensured its success in a wide range of military applications from the Antarctic to the Tropics.

Since its original design, SMC have endeavored to improve the basic unit taking advantage of the wide range of improved materials now available.

SMC have a range of purpose designed masts for use with this antenna. Details are available on request.

Variations on the standard design are manufactured to meet specific customer requirements. NATO codified versions are available.

HF antenna
Frequency range
Power rating
Input impedance
Input connector
LW8 / A
LW8 / K
Centre junction
Metal fittings
Kit bag
3 – 30 MHz or 2 – 30 MHz with ATU as a long wire antenna
Rx – 500W average
2:1 maximum at 50 Ohms
50 – 75 Ohms
BNC or UHF to order
PVC covered terylene interwoven with plaited copper braid
PVC covered kevlar braid with plaited copper wire
Type SMC CCJ/2 carbon loaded ultra-violet resistant moulding
Stainless steel or brass
Optional, available in a wide range of colours and sizes

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