The TLP-28 tactical log periodic is designed for use in the 28-100 Mhz frequency band and is capable of handling 1 kW average. The antenna is suitable for point-to-point communications or for surveillance applications. The antenna is usable down to 20 Mhz for receiving purposes. The boom and elements are constructed from corrosion resistant aluminum with stainless steel fittings and fiberglass insulators. The elements and boom are engraved and easily identifiable to facilitate rapid assembly and dismantling. The antenna is supplied in a durable carrying bag containing the two boom sections, radiating elements and the dual polarity mounting adapter. The antenna has a 1.5 inch diameter mounting fastener and interfaces directly with telescoping mast PM-459, which has a fiberglass top section to minimize pattern distortion when the antenna is used in the vertically polarized mode.