Part# 11-12700
MFR Model# AV-17


The AV-17 is designed specifically for mounting to the underside of an aircraft, providing an excellent radiation pattern for air-to-ground communications. It has a 4-bolt mounting base and a low profile configuration that makes it ideal for helicopters and low-wing aircraft. The antenna is designed to operate at speeds up to 350 mph and altitudes up to 50,000 ft. It has a drag force of 0.66 lb @ 250 mph.

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  • Application: Airborne Communications
  • Frequency: 118 to 137 MHz
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms Nominal
  • VSWR: 3.0 to 1 Maximum
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Pattern: Omni-Directional
  • Connector: Type "BNC" Female
  • Max Weight: 8 oz
  • Max Height: 8-3/4"
  • RF Power Capacity: 25 Watts
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Great antenna to mount on the belly of the aircraft. I added a second radio and this is the second antenna of the same type. Works well.

David L Verified Purchase


November 16, 2021

Good product and install well if you carefully read the instructions

Michel R Verified Purchase


June 2, 2021

The AV-17 came with a mounting kit that included all the hardware and a back plate. EZ installation and it works great.

True F
September 17, 2019

Haven’t had a chance to verify operation yet. Fit-up and appearance are excellent. This antenna replaced a similar antenna as part of an avionics upgrade that is not yet finished.

Craig N
September 6, 2019

A very nice and well made com antenna, very straight forward installation, but be aware that in the accessories it surguests that you reguire a Rami installation kit 11-14059. The com comes with the kit so do not waste your money like I did.

John (
January 6, 2018


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Q: Is the RAMI AV-17 com antenna FAA TSO'd?

Yes, RAMI antennas are TSO'd.

Q: Do I need to purchase the installation kit as well for the AV17 antenna? Whats in the installation kit? Will I need a male BNC connector at the end of my RC142 cable to connect to the AV17?

No, the items in the installation kit are included with purchase of the AV17. A male BNC connector will be needed on the coax cable.

Q: Is it OK to paint the body of this RAMI AV-17 Com antenna?

No. We do not recommend painting any antenna.

Q: Can I use this antenna with the FLIGHTLINE 760A PANEL MOUNT COM RADIO?

Yes, you are able to use this bellymount antenna.

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