1296 MHz 23 cm antenna 18 elements PA1296-18-1.5RA
Boom consists of two parts. So max length of any piece is less than 1m. Perfect for car – airplane transport or balcony mount.
Wideband operation 1290 – 1310MHz. SWR less than 1:1.2 on all frequencies. Rear mount.
|Electrical Specifications 23 centimeter|
||1290 – 1310 MHz|
|Free Space Forward Gain:||17.3 dBi|
|Front to Back Ratio:
|3 dB Horizontal Beamwidth:||24.4°|
|Polarization||Horizontal or Vertical|
|Nominal Input Impedance:||50 Ohms|
|SWR Across Entire Band:||< 1.2|
|Maximum Power Input:||100 W|
|Matching Method:||1:4 Voltage Balun RG-316 Teflon Cable|
|Mechanical Specifications 23 centimeter|
|Number of elements:||18|
|Element Diameter:||4 mm Aluminum rod|
|Dipole Diameter:||4 mm Copper|
|Longest element:||112 mm|
|Element Mounting Position:||Bellow the Boom|
|Balun and Connector:||Included|
|Boom Length:||1460 mm|
|Boom Size:||20 x 20 mm|
|Number of Boom Pieces:||2|
|Guy rope support:||Not necessary. Strong boom.|
|Mounting Mast Diameter:||43 – 70 mm 1-11/16″ – 2-3/4″ OD|
|Survival Wind Speed:||150 km/h|
|Transportation Length:||1.5 m|
|Antenna Weight:||1.2 kg|
|Gross/Transport Weight:||3 kg|
Measured SWR from 1290 MHz to 1310 MHz:
Measured results on 23 cm antenna. Schmidt chart on 1296.1 MHz:
PA1296-18-1.5AR is the same model as PA1296-18-1.5BR. The only difference is that it has an extra boom joiner that allows for easier transport.
Short video about PA1296-18-1.5RB – Assembly, characteristics and measurements:
PA1296-18-1.5RA antenna is working great. Already made several contacts with it. SWR is 1:2 absolutely excellent.
One of my contacts was 386 miles in a tropo opening so it works good.