RA-5B VHF Antenna

RA-5B VHF Antenna
RA-5B antenna with 17 ft. cable
Name/
Description
Standard Frequency Bands* Antenna
Length
Antenna Gain Connections on Antenna Handheld Fixed Site Land
Vehicles
Boats &
Ships
Aircraft
5/8 wave whip 148-152 MHz
150-154 MHz
158-162 MHz
164-168 MHz
168-172 MHz
170-174 MHz
216-220 MHz
46.75 in 3 dBd Integral 17 ft.
cable with
BNC male connector
       

The RA-5B is an omnidirectional, base loaded whip antenna. The main difference between this antenna and the RA-5A is the mounting arrangement. The RA-5B is mounted by bolting on to a metal surface or plate i.e. to an aircraft inspection plate. The mount is much more permanent as compared to the RA-5A. The RA-5A does require a metal surface to act as a ground plane or the antenna pattern and tuning will be negatively impacted.

Specifications

Gain3 dBd
Ground plane requirementRequired, not provided
ConnectorBNC male
Antenna length46.75 in
Cable includedYes, 17ft.

Accessories/Replacement Parts

RA-5WB
RA-5WB, replacement whip and base loading assembly

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RA-5W, replacement whip (only)

RW-2 Coaxial Cable
RW-2, coaxial cable, 5ft

For other coaxial cable lengths, please visit our cables page.

Service Commitment

Since 1970, Telonics has built a reputation based on product quality, product support, service, and customer satisfaction. Telonics strives to produce the highest quality products, and to support those products accordingly.

Because of extreme conditions and the unpredictable nature associated with most telemetry applications, problems occasionally arise. Most problems can be resolved quickly. In all cases, we hope to be able to work in partnership with users to resolve problems to the user's satisfaction and to uphold our demonstrated commitment to excellence. If problems should arise, all products must be returned to our factory for failure analysis.

Warranty: VHF Receiving Antennas

1.1 VHF receiving antennas are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to perform to the operational specifications as published by Telonics for a period of 90 days from the date of initial shipment of the antenna by Telonics.

Limitations:

It is the purchaser's obligation to make certain that it orders the correct size and type of antenna for the particular application, and no warranty is expressed or implied for any failure to meet operational specifications due in whole or in part to use of an incorrect size or type of antenna.

No warranty is expressed or implied with regard to abnormal events or damage due to human actions such as gunshot damage, vehicle encounters, etc. Further, no warranty is expressed or implied with regard to damage resulting from misuse, accidents, unauthorized service, extreme conditions, or other causes not specifically enumerated herein.

The entire risk, as to the results and performance of the antenna, is assumed by the customer. Neither Telonics, nor its suppliers, shall have any liability to the customer or any other person or entity for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damage whatsoever, regardless whether Telonics has been told of the possibility of such damages or that such damages might be foreseeable. Telonics has no responsibility or liability for the claims of any third party. Telonics' and its suppliers' maximum aggregate liability shall not exceed the amount paid by the customer for the antenna.

Exercising the Warranty

If a defect occurs, return the Subsystem to Telonics within the applicable time frame noted above at the following address: TELONICS, 932 E. IMPALA AVENUE, MESA AZ USA 85204-6699. Telonics does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to equipment during shipment. Telonics does not assume responsibility for delays resulting from shipment on commercial or private carriers. We insure all equipment shipped from our facility and suggest that shipments to Telonics also be insured. Customer shall arrange for and pay all shipping, insurance and related charges incurred in the shipment of Subsystems to and from Telonics under this warranty.

Upon the timely return to our facility within the applicable time frame noted above the antenna will be replaced or repaired, at Telonics' sole discretion, at no cost to the customer, other than shipping charges. This remedy is the exclusive remedy. This product is supplied without any further warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability, quality or fitness for particular reason or those arising by laws, statutes or trade usage or course of dealing.

The above warranty extends only to the original purchaser and does not cover any antenna which is resold or otherwise transferred from the original purchaser to another party. The warranty will be extended to customers who purchase the antenna directly from a Telonics-authorized distributor.