T h e AS-2259/GR antenna is designed to provide high-angle radiation (near
v e r t i c a l incidence) to permit short-range skywave propagation over communication
c i r c u i t s varying from 0 to 300 miles. T h e AS-2259/GR may be used with tactical
h f radios that tune a 15-foot whip antenna, such as the AN/PRC-47. T h e f r e q -
u e n c y range of the antenna is 2.0 to 30.0 MHz and maximum rf power capacity is
1 0 0 0 watts pep, or average.
L e a d i n g particulars and equipment supplied for the AS-2259/GR are listed in
T a b l e s 1-2 and 1-3. P e r s o n n e l should become thoroughly familiar with data and
p r o c e d u r e s contained in the entire instruction manual before working on or
T a b l e 1-2 Leading Particulars
2.0 to 30.0 MHz.
F r e q u e n c y range
Horizontal and vertical simultaneously.
1 0 0 0 watts pep or average.
R F power capacity
C o m p a t i b l e with output of radios using
1 5 - f o o t whips, such as the AN/PRC-47.
Near vertical incidence.
S i m i l a r to a dipole mounted horizontally,
1 0 feet above same type ground.
Wind and ice
S u r v i v e s 60 mph wind with no ice.
H e i g h t erected
1 5 feet.
6 0 by 60 feet.
L a n d area required
E r e c t i o n time
Two men, 5 minutes; one man 15 minutes.
P a c k e d weight
L e s s than 14.7 pounds.