Regional Coverage Shortwave Antenna

Complete System For Broadcast & Communications


Shortwave Antenna specificationsThe LBA Technology HFRC shortwave regional coverage antenna, engineered for both broadcasting and communications, provides flexibility in both installation and frequency choice. The unique sloping wire cage assures broad bandwidth and power handling capacity up to 50 KW PEP. LBA’s proprietary Delta Units assure dynamic tensioning of the antenna wires under most weather conditions.


Mechanically, the antenna includes two heavy duty masts and a cage consisting of three wires which mounts between the masts. The masts can be mounted permanently utilizing concrete foundations or temporarily using wooden cross members and guy wires or ropes. The antenna can be adjusted to a specific frequency when shipped. However, mast heights and antenna wire lengths are adjustable for field tuning to any frequency in the range. This feature make the HFRC ideal for emergency and military applications where portability and frequency agility are important considerations.


The sloping wire cage, in combination with the active main antenna mast, assures good skywave and ground wave transmission. Installation in an open area will provide coverage of 600-1,000 km. The effective large diameter of the radiating components enables a broad design bandwidth and VSWR of less than 2:1.


A radial ground system is provided with the antenna. The ground system includes 120, #10 Copper wires and provides an on-ground reflector element for pattern shaping.


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This antenna is also ideal for HF GMDSS and military services. See LBA's other offerings for these services here


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LBA Group companies serve technical infrastructure needs related to the broadcast, wireless, electromagnetic compatibility and safety sectors worldwide. We provide consulting, training and other telecommunications industry services. We also produce and market hardware for radio transmission, RF shielding, safety and testing.