Wideband UHF GMRS, Low Profile Antenna (430-470 MHz), description
A broadband, rugged, mobile radio antenna designed to service the whole 430-470 MHz UHF band, featuring a DC grounded radiating element. It may be used as a UHF Train Antenna on locomotives and Railroad related applications, such as End-of-Train Devices (EOT/ETD) or Head-of-Train Devices (HOT/HTD). It is also ideally suited as a Transit Antenna, for installation on buses, subway/metropolitan rail assets and stations, or as a Mobile Antenna in EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Law Enforcement, Government and Civil services.
With modest dimensions of 1.5"/4 cm (OD) x 4"/10 cm (height), this antenna radiates with a typical peak omnidirectional gain of +4 dBil, when mounted on a large metal surface of at least 16"/40 cm radius. Internally, the radiating element is DC grounded to help protect the transceiver from nearby, but not direct ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD).
The European version of this antenna is our UL-4050-334 dual band TETRA antenna, which covers the spectrum of 380-430 MHz.
UL-4500-334 Technical Specifications
- Frequency range: 430-470 MHz
- Coverage: Omni-directional, low azimuthal ripple (1 dB)
- Polarization: Linear, Vertical
- Gain: +4 dBil minimum
- Nominal Impedance: 50 ohm (RF), Short Circuit (DC)
- Input Power: 50 Watts CW
- VSWR: 2.0 GRAPH (more detail under NOTES)
- Connector: NMO, Female (see caution under NOTES)
- Housing 3.8 cm (1.5") OD x 10.3 cm (4.05") h
- Bottom flange 5 cm (2") OD x 3 mm (0.12") h
- Mounting: NMO connector (w/AS568B Dash Number 027 O-Ring)
- Operating Temperatures: -40C to +85C
- Shock: Operates after drop from 6 m/20 ft onto asphalt
- Weight: 100 g / 0.25 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 200 g / 0.45 lbs (shipped individually)
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- Requires a ground plane (normally mounts on a metal body)
- Its large bandwidth allows this antenna to be used for the surveillance of signals ranging from 200 MHz to 1 GHz
- CAUTION: In the market, there are many sources of uncontrolled NMO mounts and cable assemblies. Although we have found that most "low cost" NMO connectors available can perform well, their cable assemblies tested poorly, particularly above 700 MHz, due to a low degree of "RF care" when connecting the coaxial cable to the NMO connector. Observed carelessness results in the accidental addition of a stray series inductance, with a reactance comparable to the 50 ohm input impedance, generally worsening the match seen by the transceiver connected at the other end. However, most cable assemblies acquired and measured, performed reasonably at the lower UHF frequencies (400-512 MHz).
This product is compatible with the following Antenna Accessories:
Specify desired length from drop-down menu
Specify desired connector for the radio end: (usually Type N, TNC or BNC Male)