Rugged Magnetic Mounts for DC - 3.0 GHz Applications

Southwest Antennas manufactures rugged, low-loss magnetic mount solutions for military radio systems operating from DC - 3.0 GHz. Our magnetic mount kits give operators the flexibility of rapid antenna deployment in the field, with the ability to quickly reposition or remove the antenna and mount as conditions change. The integrated magnetic base can be securely attached to most ferromagnetic metal surfaces, including vehicles, tables, posts, pillars, or other flat surfaces. A field-replaceable black neoprene cover prevents the magnetic base from damaging painted surfaces.

Our magnetic mounts are compatible with any brand of antenna with proper mating RF connector, and are an ideal solution for radio systems operating in the following frequencies:

Frequency Range Military Band Example System Compatibility
2 - 30 MHz HF HF Comms, Bowman, JTRS
30 - 90 MHz VHF SINCGARS, Bowman, JTRS
136 - 174 MHz UHF Tactical Comms
225 - 450 MHz UHF MUOS, Aircraft, SATCOM
450 - 512 MHz UHF Tactical Comms
1.2 - 1.9 GHz L SRW, WNW, JTRS
2.1 - 2.4 GHz S SRW, WNW, JTRS


Photo: Southwest Antennas magnetic mount kit and omni-directional antenna on a Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) UGV

Magnetic Mounting Kit Features

We've designed these magnetic mounting kits to survive harsh field conditions with a number of design features:

  1. High-quality RF connectors
  2. Potted, fully waterproof housing
  3. Internal design and low loss cable to reduce insertion loss

military antenna magnetic mounting kit features

General Technical Specifications

Frequency Range DC - 3.0 GHz (up to 8.5 GHz, part number specific)
Magnet Hold Strength

80 lbs without neoprene cover, 40 lbs with cover

(subject to surface conditions mount is applied to)

Product Height 2.108 inches (excluding antenna RF connector)
Base Diameter 3.281 inches


Typical Cable Insertion Loss, by Length and Frequency Range

Frequency Range 3 ft. Typical Cable Loss 6 ft. Typical Cable Loss 12 ft. Typical Cable Loss 30 ft. Typical Cable Loss
2 - 30 MHz 0.05 dB 0.1 dB 0.2 dB 0.6 dB
30 - 90 MHz 0.1 dB 0.2 dB 0.4 dB 1.0 dB
136 - 174 MHz 0.2 dB 0.3 dB 0.6 dB 1.4 dB
225 - 450 MHz 0.3 dB 0.5 dB 1.0 dB 2.3 dB
450 - 512 MHz 0.4 dB 0.6 dB 1.1 dB 2.5 dB
1.2 - 1.9 GHz 0.6 dB 1.1 dB 2.0 dB 4.9 dB
2.1 - 2.4 GHz 0.7 dB 1.2 dB 2.3 dB 5.5 dB


How to Order Magnetic Mounting Kits

Magnetic mount kits are available for order now from our website and will ship with standard RF connectors and cable length options.

These COTS products are available to ship within 1 - 4 weeks depending on quantity ordered.

Custom Magnetic Mounts

Southwest Antennas magnetic mounts can also be customized to suit the unique requirements of your application. Both RF connectors can be selected from a list of industry standard RF connector options, with additional specialized RF connectors available for unique radio systems. The low loss LMR-200 cable can be specified from 6 inches to 360 inches standard, with longer cable lengths available on request.
When ordering a custom magnetic mount, please reference the following smart part number system, specifying the Antenna RF Connector, Cable RF Connector, and Cable Length in inches.
Smart Part Number Syntax: 1071-Antenna RF Connector-Cable RF Connector-Cable Length
Example: 1071-TNC(f)-TNC(m)-144.0 would specify a magnetic mount with TNC(f) antenna RF connector, TNC(m) cable RF connector, and 144 inches of cable.
1071 Antenna RF Connector1 Cable RF Connector1 Cable Length2
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Specify desired cable length in inches, between 6.0" minimum and 360.0" maximim
1. Other RF Connectors are available for unique military radio needs. Contact Southwest Antennas to order.
2: Longer RF cables lengths are available upon request (longer RF cables may have excessive insertion loss.) Unterminated RF cables are also available upon request; Customer can crimp their own RF Connector.