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3048 Tuned Dipole Antenna

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  • Codan - 3048 Tuned Dipole Antenna
  • Codan - 3048 Tuned Dipole Antenna
  • Codan - 3048 Tuned Dipole Antenna

The 3048 Tuned Dipole is a HF antenna solution designed for base station use in areas of limited space.

When compared to wire broadband antennas, the 3048 has a significantly reduced installed footprint, which is especially suitable for installations where space is restricted. With 125 W RF power handling capability the 3048 can be used for voice (including Frequency Hopping) and data operation over the full 2.5 to 30 MHz frequency band.

The 3048 antenna system comprises a main tuner unit and antenna element assembly mounted on top of a 6 m mast. A control cable and coaxial cable run down from the tuner unit to an interface box mounted at the base of the mast.

Key Features

  • 125 W 125 W RF power handling capability for voice (including Frequency Hopping) and data operation over the full 2.5 to 30 MHz frequency band

  • Small installed footprint with a guy radius of 4m and a self supporting antenna span of less than 10m

  • Fast tuning with 1 sec average due to an unlimited tune from memory capacity

  • Supports ALE and Frequency Hopping modes

  • Omni-directional radiation pattern with a combination of NVIS (Near Vertical Incidence Skywave) and medium distance propagation performance

  • MIL-STD-810G for dust ingress and waterproof to 1m with high strength, lightweight alloy construction capable of withstanding the severe environmental conditions

  • Single mast deployment to suit spaces with a limited size area for deployment


  • Frequency range

    2.5 to 30 MHz

  • Power rating

    125 W PEP (voice and data)

  • Power consumption

    Typically 0.4 A, less than 0.8 A max

  • Input impedance

    50 Ω

  • VSWR

    Typically 1.5:1

  • Tuning speed

    New frequency <1 sec average, memory tune <150 ms

  • Memory channels


  • Temperature rating

    –30°C to 60°C

  • DC operating range

    10 to 16 V DC (12 V DC nominal)

  • Protection

    Open circuit, short circuit, over temperature, voltage transients, high VSWR

  • MIL-STD 810G

    Dust Ingress, Immersion (IP67)

  • Dimensions

    Main tuner unit: 319 mm x 548 mm x 250 mm (includes antenna horns & mast spigot)

  • Antenna elements

    Four 4.8 m long elements (each made up of 3 sections)

  • Weight

    11.5 kg (main tuner unit & interface box)

  • Colour


  • RF connector

    UHF socket (interface box)

  • Control

    6 pin bayonet (MIL Spec)

  • Cables

    20 m RF Coaxial Cable
    20 m Control Cable (maximum length)

  • Mast

    6 m aluminium mast (2 x 3 m sections, 2 guy sets and installation kit)