VD-97-00592-1 Near Vertical Incident
Skywave (NVIS) Antenna
Frequency Range: 2 MHz to 30 MHz
Power Handling: 400 W Average
Lightweight and easy to carry
Rugged field-proven design
Quick and easy to erect
Vehicular and manpack usage
Optional expansion kit available for increased radiation performance
The Valcom NVIS antenna is specifically designed for military applications in open ground areas, remote from the vehicle or attached to a stationary vehicle by means of a vehicle mount.
The antenna is made up of 8 rigid aluminum sections which stack together to form the mast and feed-line to the elements. The elements of the antenna consist of four wires sloped towards the ground with insulated ends extending out to serve as guy lines for the mast.
Due to the lightweight, sectional design, assembly of this antenna is fast and easy; about 10 minutes for two people. When not in use, the antenna can be packed and stored in a compact canvas carry bag.
An expansion kit is available for use in areas of poor radiation. The kit provides 7 additional mast sections and additional guy ropes. It comes in a compact canvas carry bag as well.