The Alpha Antenna VHF UHF Beam can be Horizontally mounted or Vertically mounted with optional “Vertical conversion mount” and requires no Duplexer
, so only one coax needs to be run to this antenna. This German engineered heavy duty commercial beam is a directional base antenna that radiates and receives greater power in specific directions. This allows performance to be increased, while also reducing interference from unwanted sources that are on the "back side of the beam". Performance is further maximized with the N-Connector that is mounted on the boom. Yet it is small enough to be used with an inexpensive Television Rotator.
Mounting hardware for a 1.25 inch mast is included, which can be replaced with custom 2 inch mast hardware upon request and at no extra charge.
The antenna is constructed using two 1 inch square aluminum 3 foot booms with 1/8 inch walls. The elements are constructed of .625" aluminum. The included mounting kit, which makes the total length of the antenna just over 4 feet, is an H-Beam type Stand-Off that can be installed on top of a mast or side mounted on a tower.
Commercial quality, heavy duty beam antenna suitable for directional reception and/or transmission, where coax attaches to a female N-Connector on the dual boom design. This dual boom design provides incredible strength for extreme conditions. Electrically, the dual boom design operates similarly to a ladder line, and provides a low impedance system for feeding the antenna elements. Unlike traditional multiband beams that only use a limited number of elements for any given frequency, this antenna maximizes efficiencies by enabling every element to be active. This results in higher gain than other antenna designs of the same dimensions for any one section of this system.
UHF coverage 430-440MHz & 444-495MHz
Maritime, Military, Ham (Amateur), & Air Band Coverage
All maritime-only bands in the VHF high band covered by this antenna, specifically 153-154MHz.
The primary military-only bands in the VHF high band are 138.00-144.00MHz and 148.00-150.775MHz, all of which are all covered by this antenna.
The ham-only bands in the VHF high band are fully covered by this antenna from 144-148MHz.
All of the air-only bands in the VHF high band are covered by this antenna, specifically 128.8250-136.9750MHz.
Beam Antenna Type:
Log Periodic (LPDA)
Beam Antenna Elements:
Antenna Power Rating:
Beam Antenna Boom Length:
3 ft. (with Mounting Hardware 3.75 ft.)
Beam Antenna Longest Element, when deployed:
Mast Mounting Clamp:
1.250 in. is the default, with custom 2 in. upon request.
Mast Mounting Clamp Maximum:
1.25 in., with custom 2.00 in. upon request.
Beam Antenna Frequency Coverage: 126-154 MHz and 430-440MHz & 444-495MHz
Antenna Feedline Connection Type:
Type N, female
Beam Antenna Elements (app):
Beam Antenna Gain:
Beam Antenna F/B (dB):
E-Plane 3 dB Beamwidth:
H-Plane 3 dB Beamwidth:
Bandwidth at <2:1 SWR:
Over 24.0 MHz
Maritime Coverage (MHz)
153-154 Maritime VHF
Military Coverage (MHz)
Ham (Amateur) Coverage (MHz)
144-148 - 2 Meters
Commercial Aircraft Coverage (MHz)
128.8250-132.0000 Operational Control
132.0250-136.4750 Air Traffic Control
136.5000-136.8750 Domestic VHF
136.9000-136.9750 International and Domestic VHF
ARINC En Route Service
128.9000 Southwest USA
129.4000 Northeast USA / Canada West Coast and Anchorage
129.4500 East Central USA
131.8000 Northwest USA
129.9000 Maritime Net (Northeast Coast USA)
130.7000 Mexico / Carribean
131.1750 Southeast USA
130.4000 West Central USA
131.9500 Pacific Net (West Coast USA and Hawaii)
Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) - BM, CSQ, AM, Data
129.12500 ACARS 129.125 ACARS
130.02500 ACARS 130.025 ACARS
131.12500 ACARS 131.125 ACARS (High Traffic Areas)
131.55000 ACARS ARINC Base ARINC-Americas Base Frequency
130.45000 ACARS 130.450 ACARS (High Traffic Areas)
136.80000 ACARS 136.8 ACARS
136.75000 ACARS 136.75 ACARS
136.97500 VDL Mode 2 VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 2
129.52500 ACARS 129.525 ACARS
131.72500 ACARS SITA Base SITA Base Frequency
129.35000 ACARS 129.35 ACARS