VHF Broadband Tactical Antenna Omni 30-88 MHz

Frequency Range: 30-88 MHz
Gain: 1 dBi Min
VSWR: 3:1 Max
Polarization: Vertical
Pattern: Omnidirectional
Size: 1.2 ft x 1.2 ft x 15.83 ft high
Model Number: VT-3B
Part Number(s): 1500-0271-203, 1500-0271-202
Military Nomenclature: AS-3976/TYQ-23V

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The VT-3B is a militarized, omnidirectional, transportable VHF antenna designed for point to point and ground to air line of sight tactical communications circuits. The antenna may be shelter mounted in a free standing configuration or ground mounted using guys and a 6 foot pedestal. The lightweight, quick-erect, rugged design makes the VT-3B ideal for rapid deployment requirements for VHF communications.

The VT-3B is a broadband dipole that separates into two parts for transit with a maximum storage length of 118 inches. The overall assembled height is 16 feet. The antenna is supplied with a pivot base that permits ease of assembly and erection for either shelter or ground mounted configurations. The base contains captive hardware for shelter mounting and a fold away ground anchor to prevent slipping during installations on most types of ground. Guys, anchors, grounding rod and strap are available for ground mounts. Also available for ground mounting is a 6 feet tall pedestal to elevate the antenna above ground. Typical installation times for a VT-3B are less than 15 minutes for a shelter installation using one person, and less than 10 minutes for a ground installation using two people. The military nomenclature of the antenna is AS-3977.

Optional equipment include a low pass filter, 6 ft ground mount pedestal, guys, anchors, ground rod, and ground strap.

Spec Sheet


Frequency Range 30-88 MHz
Input Impedance 50 Ohms Unbalanced
Weight 36 lbs
Finish Green 383 CARC Paint
Azimuth Pattern +/- 1.0 dB Omni
Average Gain 1 dBi Minimum
Deployed Size, Shelter Mount, Ft 1.2 L x 1.2 W x 15.83 H
Wind, Survival 115 MPH
RF Power 250 Watts Average / 500 Watts PEP
VSWR 3.0:1 Max
Weight, Ground Mount Kit 30 lbs
Deployed Size,Ground Mount, Ft 32 Feet Guy Diameter x 21.83 Feet High
Shock, Stowed 33g, 33ms, 1/2 sine
Solar Loading 360 BTU/Hr/Sq Ft at 65 degrees C
Rain 4 in/hr, 40 MPH Wind
Snow Loading 4.5 Lbs per Sq Ft
Altitude Operation 40,000 ft
Altitude Storage 40,000 ft
Temperature Operation -54C to 65C
Temperature Storage -62C to 71C
Wind, Operational 86 MPH
Elevation Pattern Dipole
Fungus Mil-Std-810, Method 508.3
Salt Fog Mil-Std-810, Method 509.2, Procedure I
Sand Mil-Std-810, Method 510.2, Procedure II
Vibration Mil-Std-810, Procedure I
Humidity Mil-Std-810, Procedure III
Polarization Vertical