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CT160 Low Profile, Rugged and Covert VHF Mobile Antenna, 148 to 174 MHz,
field tune to 3 MHz bandwidth, 2.1 dBi gain

If you require a VHF mobile antenna which is low profile, inconspicuous and virtually indestructible, then this CT160 model will be your ideal solution. Constructed from aluminium and delrin with a rubber mounting gasket, the antenna can be tuned in the field to any 3 MHz bandwidth within the VHF frequency range 148 to 174 MHz.
The CT160 low profile VHF mobile antenna can be field tuned to any 3% bandwidth required
Measuring 540 mm long, 60 mm wide and 110 mm high, this covert and rugged VHF mobile antenna is perfect for situations where traditional whip antennas would be vulnerable to damage or vandalism. Typical applications include:
  • Trains
  • Buses
  • Forestry Vehicles
  • Logging Trucks
  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Fire Brigade
  • Emergency Services
  • Security Services
  • Forklifts
  • Tractors

The CT160 low profile mobile antenna requires a metal ground plane and will produce a near omnidirectional radiation patternCT160 mounts to any flat metal surface by drilling seven holes; six for bolts and one larger for the N-female connector underneath.

The metal surface acts as a ground plane and, if around 1.2 metre square, the antenna will produce a near omnidirectional radiation pattern with 2.1 dBi gain.

The N-female connector protrudes through the metal surface so as your feeder cable connected from underneath is concealed and protected from damage. The thick rubber gasket provides a waterproof seal.

Once the antenna has been mounted in position, the sliding section at the rear can be gradually adjusted to your centre frequency using an SWR meter. When tuned as desired, tighten the screw to lock the sliding section.

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