2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W 144-146MHz
Small and light 2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W is your gateway to seamless connectivity in the 2m band. Low SWR and the solid gain antenna cover 144-145MHz, 144-146MHz, or 144-148MHz. Excellent for portable or stacks.
The old name of the antenna was PA144-5-1.5B
It could be produced in three versions:
- 2m5DX for the DX part of the band 144-145MHz. Wide azimuth angle. SKU: 0515
- 2m5W wideband version 144-146MHz horizontal or vertical polarization. SKU: 0500 (this antenna)
- 2m5Wide extra wideband version 144-148MHz. Horizontal or vertical polarization. SKU: 0517
2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W appearance:
What does 2m5W mean?
- 2m – 2m band
- 5 – 5 elements
- W – Wideband version covers 144-146 MHz
Electrical Specifications of 2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W
Frequency Range: 144 – 146 MHz
Free Space Forward Gain: 10.2 dBi
Front-to-Back Ratio: 26 dB
-3 dB Horizontal Beamwidth: 55°
Polarization: Horizontal or Vertical
Nominal Input Impedance: 50 Ohms
SWR Across Entire Band: < 1.2
Maximum Power Input: 500W (By order “P” Power version 1500W)
Matching Method: Direct feed through common mode choke (current balun)
2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W Measured SWR
Measured outstanding low SWR from 144 MHz to 146 MHz. Less than 1.1 on the whole band.
Mechanical Specifications of 2m 5Element Wideband Antenna 2m5W
Number of elements: 5
Element Diameter: 8 mm Aluminum tube
Dipole Diameter: 8 mm Hard Copper tube plastic coated
Longest element: 1040 mm
Element Mounting Position: Below the Boom
Balun and Connectors: Included
Boom Length: 1.46 m
Boom Size: 20 x 20 mm
Number of Boom Pieces: 1
Guy rope support: Not necessary. Strong boom
Mounting Mast Diameter: 30 – 50 mm 1-1/4 – 2″ OD
Survival Wind Speed: 160 km/h
Transportation Length: 1.49 m
Antenna Weight: 1.3 kg
Horizontal Stacking Distances 2m5W:
Two antennas: 2.1m. Gain 13.15 dBi (+2.9 dB)
Four antennas: 2.1 m. Gain 16.10 dBi (+5.85 dB)
Eight antennas: 2.2 m. Gain 19.15 dBi (+8.9 dB)
Vertical Stacking Distances 2m5W:
Two antennas: 1.65 m. Gain 13.15 dBi (+2.9 dB)
Four antennas: 1.95 m. Gain 16.45 dBi (+6.2 dB)
Eight antennas: 1.95 m. Gain 19.50 dBi (+9.25 dB)
Excellent results of vertical stacking with four or eight antennas.
Antennas-Amplifiers Product Benefits. A Major advance in Amateur Radio antenna design.
- F/B and G/T superiority.
All antennas have been calculated using state-of-the-art full 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software including the influence of the boom, bracket, baluns, and connectors. The performance of antennas designed using these techniques is exceptional, far better than antennas designed using “wire” programs.
Comparison of EM simulation software
- No tuning antennas
Before dispatch, we assemble each antenna and test antenna characteristics. That means you may expect exceptionally good electrical and mechanical characteristics including low SWR across the designed range immediately after assembling.
No need to tune the dipole, or any other element to get perfect SWR on the intended frequency range. Everything is pre-tuned.
- Easy to set up
Everything is labeled, just put number to number. The antenna can be assembled with hand tools.
Everything is included in the antenna box: Antenna, balun with connector, and bracket. Yours is to assemble and have fun!