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Low Profile 2m Mobile Antenna
Low Profile Amateur VHF Antenna

VL-1460-496, NMO, Low-Profile VHF Mobile Antenna, Amateur Radio Band, 145-148 MHz (2m)

Item #: VL-1460-496
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Price: $217.49

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    Model VL-1460-496 is a small Amateur VHF Antenna (145-148 MHz, 2m Amateur Radio Band), designed for mobile platforms (vehicles) with height restrictions. Measuring only approximately 4" (10 cm) in diameter and 6" (15.3 cm) tall, this antenna is a very efficient Low Profile radiator. When installed properly on the metal chassis of a vehicle, the VL-1460-496 will perform comparably with a full size 1/4 wave monopole antenna. For optimum operation, install near the center of a flat surface, such as the roof of a truck's cab or van with minimum approximately flat dimensions of 40" x 40" (1m x 1m). We do not recommend the use of a magnetic mount or a trunk bracket mount.

    The VL-1460-496 Amateur VHF Antenna features a DC shunt connection to the chassis to help protect its attached radio from limited Electro-Static Discharge (you will measure a short circuit when measuring across its terminals with a multimeter).

    An electrically conductive chassis/ground plane is required for the proper operation of the VL-1460-496 Antenna. If the intended mounting surface is non-conductive, such as a fiberglass roof, line the underside of the non-conducting surface with a thin foil of any convenient metal (Aluminum is widely used). Ensure that the NMO mount contacts the chassis/ground plane/foil securely.

    • Frequency range: 145-148 MHz
    • Coverage: Omni-directional, low azimuthal ripple (1 dB)
    • Polarization: Linear, Vertical
    • Gain: +4 dBil (when mounted on a large ground plane - asymptotic gain)
    • Nominal Impedance: 50 ohm
    • Input Power: 50 Watts CW
    • VSWR: under 3.0 GRAPH
    • Connector: NMO, Female
    • Dimensions: 10 cm (4") average OD x 15.3 cm (6") h -- [OD: 9.2 cm (3.6") at top/11.2 cm (4.4") at base]
    • Mounting: NMO connector
    • Operating Temperatures: -40C to +85C
    • Weight: 300 g / 0.6 lbs
    • Shipping Weight: 400 g / 0.9 lbs (shipped individually)

    NOTES:
    • Requires a ground plane (normally mounts on a metal body)
    • Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice

    This product is compatible with the following Antenna Accessories:

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    Specifications, Availability and Prices are subject to change without notice