Our low-profile Iridium antenna is Iridium-frequency-only
allowing its narrow-band tuning to provide optimum Iridium performance. Why?
Other aviation antennas must go “wide-band” to capture the nearby GPS frequency
for FAA TSO which reduces efficiency. But we are the first with a specially
designed, Iridium only aviation patch that meets and earned
the new FAA TSO C159a for satellite communication. Designed for both fixed wing
and rotorcraft airframes, and operating with both Iridium-based voice and data
communications devices, the single channel aviation patch provides continuous
coverage from 1616.0 MHz to 1626.5 MHz for excellent Iridium operation.
Mechanical configuration is the standard aviation ARINC 743 footprint with
injection molded radome, aircraft aluminum base plate and integral Nitrile ‘O’
How it Works
The CI 401-490 is intended for aviation use and must be mounted on top of the aircraft with an unobstructed view of the sky. Follow Comant’s Installation Instructions and always refer to the FAA AC 43.13-2B.