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TacSat Antenna, model UC-3004-481R
TacSat Antenna, model UC-3004-481R
TacSat Antenna on High Gain Mount
TacSat Antenna, model UC-3004-481R
TacSat Antenna on High Gain Mount & Reflector

Tacsat Antenna, Tactical X-Wing

Item #: UC-3004-481R
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Price: $435.19

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    UC-3004-481 Data

    Tacsat Antenna Description

    Tacsat Antenna model UC-3004-481 is a lightweight, low observable, compact UHF Satcom antenna system. The polarization of this Tactical X-Wing is Circular, intended for communications via UHF MUOS satellites (legacy payload). When used on its high gain mount, it can be utilized with UFO and earlier satellites. Its radiating elements are flexible and difficult to see at a distance, from any view angle. The small Tacsat Antenna can be stowed in a very small pouch, or webbed onto a backpack.

    UHF Line of Sight communications can be maintained with this antenna. When operated as an intra-team aerial, its circular polarization offers natural diversity, reducing the intensity of multipath. Variants for other operating frequencies may be requested as indicated below.

    Key features of this tactical antenna

    • Small and Lightweight, stows in a typical trouser/jeans pocket, or a small pouch (4"/10 cm x 4"/10 cm)
    • Difficult to see/spot at a distance
    • Quick deployment (take out of pocket/pouch, connect to cable and you are ready to communicate)
    • Modular - one antenna can serve multiple purposes/platforms
    • Compatible with all the accessories of our UC-3004-381 Mini-UHF X-Wing antennas, which include
      • High Gain Mount (ACC-0005)*, doubles the gain (adds 3 dB) when installed on a metal surface larger than 28"/70 cm x 28"/70 cm, or on the ground
      • Suction Cup Mount (ACC-0005 + ACC-0002), to attach to non-metal and metal, smooth surfaces
      • Magnetic/Mag Mount (ACC-0005 + ACC-0003 or ACC-0001), to attach to ferrous metal surfaces
      • Bolt-on, AV 2090-4 hole pattern compatible, direct Vehicle Mount (ACC-0005 + ACC-0008)
      • Standard Camera Tripod (ACC-0005)
      • Make your own bracket - all you need is a 1/4" (6.4 mm) hole
    • Antenna elements may be webbed onto a backpack for tactical, on-foot COTM (Communications-On-The-Move)
    • In its normal orientation (connector pointing towards the ground), the UC-3004-481R is RHC Polarized (Right Hand), flip it upside down (connector points to the sky) and polarization will change to LHCP (Left Hand)

    X-Wing Polarization Note

    RHCP Region: Where satellite should be when using the UC-3004-481R Tacsat Antenna

    Additional Capabilities

    Further information about the UC-3004-481R Antenna, including additional capabilities, expanded features and customized variants, is available per special request. Call us to discuss your requirements at 954-345-5000. Alternatively, email us at .

    Technical Specifications

    • Operating Frequencies:
      • Original model, UC-3004-481R: 243-318 MHz
      • Rev A model, UC-3004-481AR: 243-380 MHz (useable 225-400 MHz)
    • Polarization: Circular (CP) [model -481R_ is RHCP]
    • Axial Ratio: 2 dB
    • Maximum Power: 50 Watts CW (Continuous operation)
    • Gain (peak):
    • Azimuthal Coverage: Omnidirectional
    • Nominal Impedance: 50 Ohms (RF), short circuit (DC)
    • Maximum VSWR: 3.0 (under 2.5 typical) VSWR Plot - Rev A model VSWR Plot
    • Connector Interface: Type N, female
    • Operating Temperature: -40C to +85C (-40F to 185F)
    • Dimensions: 14 in tip-tip, can fit in a 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) pouch (not supplied)
    • Weight: 130 g (0.28 lbs)

    * Mounted on a metallic surface


    This Tactical X-Wing is compatible with the following Accessories:

    Recommended Cable Assemblies

    Specify desired length from drop-down menu

    Specify desired connector for the radio end: (usually Type N, TNC or BNC Male)

     AN/PRC-152  TNC Male Connector
     AN/PRC-117  BNC Male Connector
     AN/PRC-148 (MBITR)
     TNC Male Connector
     LST-5  Type N Male
     AN/PSC-5  BNC Male Connector
     AN/PRC-119  BNC Male Connector
     AN/PRC-139  TNC Male Connector
     AN/PRC-113  BNC Male Connector
     Motorola Saber  SMA Female Connector
     Motorola XTS 3000  SMA Female Connector
     Motorola XTS 5000  SMA Female Connector

    Specifications, Availability and Prices are subject to change without notice