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Vest Mounted Antenna System BNC 90°

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Vest Mounted Antenna System (VMAS) BNC 90°

The VMAS BNC 90° is a state-of-the-art, American-made body-worn antenna optimized for handheld radios, particularly tailored for intra-squad communications (30-512 MHz). This system is designed to enhance operator mobility by running from a handheld radio, over the shoulder, and into the webbing on the communicator’s back, all without compromising visibility or agility.

Durability and Safety Standards

Featuring an abrasion-resistant sleeve, the VMAS stands up to cuts and abrasions, ensuring longevity and reliability. It complies with UL and CSA flame-resistant ratings of VW-1 and meets the Berry Amendment's requirements, signifying its commitment to both durability and safety.

Operational Advantages

The VMAS BNC 90° offers several key tactical benefits over traditional long whip antennas, including maintaining communication link performance without obstructing the user's vision or movement and providing better tactical concealment due to its minimal signature. Its unmatched range, performance, and construction quality make it the preferred antenna for VHF/UHF tactical radio operators.

Easy Connection and Compatibility

Equipped with a bayonet-luged BNC connector at a 90° angle, the VMAS BNC 90° facilitates effortless connections to both military and commercial handheld radios, ensuring broad compatibility. The system's design incorporates black low loss RF hardware as standard.

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Range: VHF/UHF, 30 – 512 MHz
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms Nominal
  • Gain: Up to 3.5dBi
  • VSWR: <2.3 (30-110MHz), <3.5 (110-300MHz), <4.4 (300-512MHz)
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Pattern: Omni-Directional
  • Connector: “BNC” Male Right Angle
  • Max Height: 49 inches
  • RF Power Capacity: 8 Watt CW

Enhanced Versatility with Adapters

A 50% discount on specific adapters is available when purchased with the VMAS, further extending its versatility:

  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (SMA F): Tailored for secure adaptation on Baofeng or similar handheld radios.
  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (SMA M): Designed for secure use on Yaesu or similar radios.
  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (TNC): For securely adapting QD or BNC style antennas on TNC military radios.

Backed by a 1-year manufacturer's warranty, the VMAS BNC 90° represents a significant advancement in tactical communication technology, offering a reliable, durable, and efficient solution for radio operators seeking to enhance their operational capabilities.


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