Syntonics’ handheld TACSAT antenna is the latest addition to a suite of handheld tactical “pocket” antennas developed for a Special Operations customer to supplement the existing broadband “rubber duckie” whip antennas used with handheld radios like the Thales AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR). Existing whip antennas are inadequate for certain missions.
This TACSAT HTA completes the customer’s need for a suite — UHF, UHF/VHF, VHF, and TACSAT — of lightweight tactical antennas to allow them to select the specific antenna needed for the mission. These antennas are packed in a stuff sack and preferably fit in the pocket or in a knee pouch. Syntonics has developed a suite of tactical antennas with these features:
- Good gain — 4X range compared to broadband “rubber duckie” whip antennas
- Easy and silent to deploy and pack
- Low weight
- Low visibility
- Extremely rugged.
Syntonics designs, develops, and manufactures specialty military RF communications equipment and accessories, notably RF-over-fiber products and innovative antennas. For more information on Syntonics and its products, please see the company's website at www.SyntonicsCorp.com.