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 endeavoured 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.
Please contact us for a quote or for more information.
|Frequency range||3 - 30 MHz or 2 - 30 MHz with ATU as a long wire antenna|
|Power rating||Rx - 500W average|
|VSWR||2:1 maximum at 50 ohms|
|Input impedance||50 - 75 ohms|
|Input connector||BNC or UHF to order|
Mechanical Specs (Antenna Elements)
|LW8 / A||PVC covered terylene interwoven with plaited copper braid|
|LW8 / K||PVC covered kevlar braid with plaited copper wire|
|Centre junction||Type SMC CCJ/2 carbon loaded ultra-violet resistant moulding|
|Metal fittings||Stainless steel or brass|
|Kit bag||Optional, available in a wide range of colours and sizes.|
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