NVIStar™ HF/NVIS Vehicular Antenna

nvistarprofiledrawThe STAR-H NVIStar™ vehicular HF antenna is a low-profile, dual vertical loop system mounted above the roof of a vehicle. Designed for TOC, HMMWV, and other mobile command post applications, it replaces the 16- and 32-foot whip antennas with a dual loop that is only 36 inches tall. It provides line-of-sight HF communications in both NVIS and long range modes.

The standard version offers a single feedpoint for use with HF radios with integrated tuners, such as the AN/VRC-100. A high efficiency version is also available, which includes automatic microprocessor tuning circuitry at the antenna for optimal performance.

The antenna is primarily made from a fiberglass composite for minimum weight and mounts on a standard Army antenna flange mount, such as found on HMMWV communication shelters. With the optional low angle kit, a remote control switch at the operator allows changing between NVIS and longer range communications with ease.

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 Features

  • Low profile, electrically small elements - only 36 inches above roofline
  • Effective pattern for reliable short and long range communications
  • Rugged, adaptable design
  • Flexible elements
  • Automatic tuning system for optimal gain on the active frequency
  • Compatibility with the AN/VRC-100 and most other HF radios
  • User selectable models including both low angle and NVIS
  • Proven NVIS communications over 200 miles, greater distances using low angle
  • Expandable antenna available for improved stationary efficiency
  • Only extends 2 inches above the roofline when folded
  • Quickly removable in 15 minutes
  • Compatible with HMMWV communication shelter antenna mounts

 

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Specifications

Frequency Range 2 MHz - 30 MHz
Maximum Input Power 200 W PEP
Maximum Input VSWR

2.0:1 max in band
(after tune)

Pattern NVIS or low-angle
(electronically switchable)
Mounting

Standard Flange Mount

Mounting rack for HMMWV and pickup vehicles available.

Custom connector, frequency range, radio compatibility, vehicle mount, operation range, and stational operation are available upon request.

STAR-H reserves the right to change published product specifications at any time due to (a) continual improvement of its product families, (b) to correct inadvertent typographical errors, or (c) to reflect improvements in manufacturing process. STAR-H can supply exact technical specifications with each quote or order. Traceability and configuration management information is always maintained for each individual product. Please contact STAR-H for further information.