These antennas have been designed by Bob Archer from Torrance, CA utilizing concepts common to military aircraft and space vehicles. The antenna performance is superior to most in use today in private aircraft. The only requirement for max. Performance is that the antennas must be installed in accordance with the installation instructions. These antennas are designed to be installed inside fiberglass or other non-conductive wing tips or tail caps of metal or other conductive material aircraft.
This com antenna is designed to be installed on the inside surface of the aft fuselage of composite and wood aircraft. It is a dipole that is folded up to minimize the vertical dimension and requires 12" of fore and aft space and 26.5" vertically. It is designed with flexibility so it can match the internal curvature of the fuselage. The VSWR is less than 2:1 across the com frequency band.
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