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Vest Mounted Antenna System BNC

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Vest Mounted Antenna System (VMAS) BNC

The VMAS BNC is a body-worn antenna, made in the USA, specifically optimized for use with handheld radios in intra-squad communications roles. It enhances operational flexibility by routing from the handheld radio over the shoulder and threading into the communicator's back webbing, avoiding any hindrance to vision or movement.

Durability and Compliance

Protected with an abrasion-resistant sleeve, the VMAS withstands tough conditions and is designed with materials that are UL and CSA flame resistant (rating of VW-1) and Berry Amendment compliant.

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
  • Max Height: 49 inches
  • RF Power Capacity: 8 Watt CW
  • DC Resistance: Infinite


The VMAS BNC offers several tactical benefits over traditional long whip antennas, including improved concealment and unobstructed movement. Its design provides unsurpassed range and performance, making it the preferred choice for VHF/UHF tactical radio operators. The bayonet-lugged BNC connector facilitates easy connections to both military and commercial handheld radios, standardizing black low loss RF hardware.

Adapters and Compatibility

A 50% discount is available on specific adapters when purchased with the VMAS, enhancing its versatility across different devices:

  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (SMA F): For Baofeng or similar handheld radios.
  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (SMA M): For Yaesu or similar radios.
  • BLACK BNC ADAPTER (TNC): Adapts QD or BNC style antennas on TNC military radios.

Backed by a 1-year manufacturer's warranty, the VMAS BNC stands as a testament to quality and innovation, offering tactical radio operators a reliable and efficient communication tool for a wide array of operational scenarios.

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