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Designed for operation with legacy
and next-generation JTRS waveform standards
San Diego, California, May 1, 2017 - Southwest Antennas, an industry
leader in innovative rugged antenna products, has released a new line of Omni-directional antenna solutions
designed specifically for existing and upcoming JTRS military radio waveform standards that utilize
the UHF, L, and S Bands, such as the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW).
Designed for use on handheld or manpack radio systems, these antennas are focused on the band-specific
needs of current warfighters and are fully compatible with deployed radio units currently in use, in
addition to new radio systems that are under development. As radio waveforms are upgraded to add system
features in the coming years these antennas can continue to be utilized on existing radio systems without
Antennas products are built to stand up to harsh outdoor operating environments anywhere in the world,
featuring rugged flat black radomes and non-rotating TNC(m) RF connectors, along with a choice of integrated
RF coaxial gooseneck or Ultra-Flex sealed spring base. Once mated to a radio’s RF connector, these antennas
are waterproof to resist rain, mud, sand, and salt water while operating in extreme environments.
To improve antenna performance and operator usability, these antennas feature rugged cylindrical
fiberglass radomes that are only .562” OD. The cylinder shape provides the antenna additional strength
and eliminating issues where “paddle” shaped antennas don’t lie flat against the operator’s kit. This
mechanical design coupled with proprietary antenna tuning technique ensures excellent performance across
the broadband and improved antenna efficiency.
These new antennas cover the following frequency bands and form factors:
Part # 1001-148: Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 700 - 970 MHz, 2.1 dBi, Integrated
Sealed Waterproof RF Coaxial Gooseneck – long range voice and data applications
Part # 1001-149: Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1,250 - 1,850 MHz, 2.1 dBi, Integrated
Sealed Waterproof RF Coaxial Gooseneck – voice and data applications, Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW)
Part # 1001-150: Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1,850 - 2,600 MHz, 2.5 dBi, Integrated
Sealed Waterproof RF Coaxial Gooseneck – voice, video, and data applications, Soldier Radio Waveform
(SRW), Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), and Law Enforcement L-Band future compatibility
Part # 1001-152: Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1,250 - 1,850 MHz, 2.1 dBi, Integrated
Sealed Waterproof RF Gooseneck - Internal GPS Notch Filter to help eliminate out-of-band TX noise power
from GPS frequency band (1,575.42 MHz ±10.23 MHz) which can cause loss of GPS signal. voice and data
applications, Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW)
Part # 1001-154: Ultra-Flex Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 1,250 - 1,850 MHz, 2.1
dBi, Sealed Ultra-Flex Waterproof Spring Base - voice and data applications, Soldier Radio Waveform
Other RF connector options are also available, including Type-N(m), RP-TNC(m), SMA(m), and others.
Contact Southwest Antennas to discuss your connector requirements.
Additionally, Southwest Antennas manufactures
rugged low-loss magnetic mount solutions for military radio systems operating from
DC - 3.0 GHz (and above). Our magnetic mount kits give operators the flexibility of rapid antenna deployment
in the field, with the ability to quickly reposition or remove the antenna and mount as field conditions
change. The integrated magnetic base can be securely attached to most ferromagnetic metal surfaces,
including vehicles, tables, posts, pillars, or other flat surfaces. A field-replaceable black neoprene
cover prevents the magnetic base from damaging painted surfaces.
These products are available now from Southwest Antennas, authorized sales representatives, and distributors.
About Southwest Antennas
Southwest Antennas specializes in the design and manufacture of rugged, high-performance RF and Microwave
antennas, accessory products, and customized antenna solutions built for today's demanding communication
environments. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Southwest Antennas offers
over 1,000 standard products for broadcast video, military / defense, law enforcement, homeland security,
surveillance, aerospace, oil and gas, and M2M markets.
For more about Southwest Antennas, visit their website at
8145 Ronson Rd., STE B
Phone: (858) 277-3300
Posted May 2, 2017