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FRF-172 UHF/L-Band High Gain Omni Multi-Band Antenna for Commercial and Tactical Ground Vehicles


The FIRST RF Corporation FRF-172 antenna system is an omni-directional, high power, multi-band, high gain omni UHF/L-Band antenna system suitable for installation on commercial and tactical wheeled vehicles.

The antenna eliminates the need for separate UHF and L-Band antennas on vehicles and improves cosite and RF system performance.

The antenna is available in a ruggedized spring mount currently as a dual band (UHF/L) with optional tri-band upcoming release which includes VHF.

The product is the latest version of the FIRST RF multi-band vehicular family of antennas which have been manufactured in high quantities.

The antenna has been designed to meet MIL-STD 810 environments and to pass additional Munson road test conditions when suitably mounted on the vehicle platform. The antenna has also passed oak beam strike testing at 25 mph.


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High Gain Omni Vehicular Multi-Band Communications Antenna System UHF/L-Band.

RF Performance Overview:

L-Band: Frequency: 800-2500 MHz
Gain: ≥ +3 dBi
VSWR: 2.5:1 Max

UHF: Frequency: 225-450 MHz
Gain: ≥ 0 to +3 dBi
VSWR: 3:1 Max

Nominal Impedance: 50 Ohms
Power Handling: 100W CW
Polarization: Vertical
Isolation: Better than 25 dB


Designed to exceed MIL-STD-810F
Temperature: -40-+71°C Operational

Mechanical Overview:

Connectors:  Band UHF N Type Female
Band L N Type Female

Flexibility: Spring with damping
Physical Dimensions: Height 96” with Spring Base

Outside Diameter: 1.6”
Antenna Weight: 11 lbs. with Spring Base

Radome: Electrically Insulated to 10kV rms

Vehicle Mounting: Spring Mount Antenna has flexible eight hole mounting interface and vehicle mounting bracket provides the Standard four (4) hole interface mount per CECOM drawing A3207505.


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PDFLOGOFRF-172 Data Sheet

The FIRST RF FRF-172 is a Dual Band UHF/L-Band High Gain Omni Antenna System for Improved Performance Broadband Communications Systems

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FRF-172 Boom Strike Video. The Antenna passed the boom strike test at 45MPH.