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:
- High-quality RF connectors
- Potted, fully waterproof housing
- Internal design and low loss cable to reduce insertion loss
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
|1071||Antenna RF Connector1||Cable RF Connector1||Cable Length2|
|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.