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Price: $907.20

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    X-Band, Omnidirectional Antenna, Description

    This antenna was originally designed to be used by RACONs, or RAdar beaCONs: a device normally used to mark the location of a Lighthouse or a Marine Buoy, as an aid to maritime navigation. RACONs operate within the X-band range of 9.32-9.50 GHz. Traditionally, a RACON signal identified itself on a radar screen as a dash line, followed by a Morse Code signature. The SL-9402-386 was developed as the antenna component of a RACON system.

    Following its initial release, we revised the design to cover the entire X-band spectrum, from approximately 8 GHz to 12 GHz. Naturally Omnidirectional, Broadband antennas are vertically polarized. However, this model is Horizontally polarized, making the SL-9402-386 a particular and peculiar antenna.

    In free space, the antenna exhibits a nominal gain of approximately +3 dBil. When mounted directly on a large ground plane, gains as large as +8 dBil can be realized at low elevation angles and at the antenna's horizon.


    SL-9402-386 Technical Specifications

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    • Frequency range: 8-12 GHz
    • Coverage: Omnidirectional, 5 dB ripple
    • Polarization: Linear, Horizontal (HPOL)
    • Gain: +3 dBil (free space) / >+6 dBil (when effectively installed over a large ground plane)
    • Nominal Impedance: 50 ohm (RF), Short Circuit (DC)
    • Input Power: 5 Watt CW
    • VSWR: under 3.0 (>8.0 GHz)
    • Connector: SMA, Female
    • Dimensions: 9 cm (3.5") OD x 11.5 cm (4.5") h
    • Mounting: 4 screws, 1/4"-20 on a 2.500" Bolt Circle
    • Operating Temperatures: -40°C to +85°C
    • Weight: 540 g / 1.19 lbs

    NOTES:
    • Does not require a ground plane
    • Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice