Southwest Antennas Releases New Rugged Wideband 1.35 – 2.5 GHz Omni-Directional Antennas for Tactical Radio Communication and C4ISR / EW / S

Press Release from Southwest Antennas

San Diego, California, September 16 2019 - Southwest Antennas, an industry leader in rugged RF / Microwave antenna and accessory products, has released a pair of new wideband omni-directional antennas designed specifically for use with current and next-generation multi-band tactical radio systems and MIMO / MANET radios.

These new omni-directional antennas are tuned for high performance operation and offer excellent electrical performance across the entire 1.35 – 2.5 GHz operating band, with 100W power handling and peak gain of 2.4 dBi.

Wideband antennas offer users additional flexibility when deploying networks in contested RF environments and can be paired with multi-band tactical radios to avoid interference by rapidly switching bands within the antenna’s operational frequency range, allowing for continuous communication and data exchange within these contested environments.

The wide operating bandwidth also makes these antennas ideal for use across a wide range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, including manned and unmanned ground and airborne surveillance platforms.

Two antenna base options are available:

1. Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-228 with integrated flexible RF coaxial gooseneck , which can bend and hold the antenna in non-vertical positions or easily placed through MOLLE straps.

2. Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-230 with weatherproof sealed spring base , which allows the antenna to bend and flex upon impact and minimize risk of damage to mated RF connectors.

To improve antenna performance and operator usability, these antennas feature rugged cylindrical fiberglass radomes. The cylinder shape provides the antenna additional strength and eliminates issues with flat “paddle” radomes. This mechanical design coupled with proprietary antenna tuning technique ensures excellent performance and efficiency across the antenna’s entire operational frequency.


Tactical radio systems

Hand-held or bodyworn radios

Support for radios with multi-band or wideband operational capabilities

C4ISR / EW / SIGINT applications

DOD / military band applications

Law enforcement band applications

Homeland Security band applications

Unmanned systems and ground control stations

High band cellular & 2.4 GHz ISM band coverage

These products are available now from Southwest Antennas, authorized sales representatives, and distributors.

About Southwest Antennas:

Southwest Antennas specializes in the design and manufacture of rugged, high-performance RF and Microwave antennas, accessory products, and customized antenna solutions built for today’s demanding communication environments. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Southwest Antennas offers over 2,000 standard products for broadcast video, military / defense, law enforcement, homeland security, surveillance, aerospace, and oil and gas markets.

For more about Southwest Antennas, visit their website at, or e-mail [email protected].


Adam Krumbein
Vice President of Marketing, Southwest Antennas
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