2018 Mobile magnetic loop HF antenna 2018 The Barrett 2018 mobile magnetic loop HF antenna is significantly more efficient than any whip-type vehicle antenna; producing considerably more transmit and receive power. The 2018 has been integrated in a custom made roof rack.

The ground plane for the antenna is a heavy-duty aluminium mesh floor, which is welded to the frame bars, maximising current within the radiating loop.

Using a closed magnetic loop antenna design, the antenna effectively shields and isolates vehicle ignition noise thus providing greater clarity in communications.
The roof rack is field proven in some of the world's worst remote area conditions and is designed to withstand rough corrugated, pot holed and unsealed roads. 2018 Dimensions 2018 Dimensions
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2018 Features
>> EfficiencyThe received signal relative to whip antenna systems varies between +10 dB and +14 dB. Base antenna RF currents in a typical whip system are in the order of 1.5 Amperes, whereas the antenna current in the Barrett 2018 approaches 15 Amperes.
>> Receive scan amplifier The 2018 antenna includes a built-in broadband scan amplifier which allows it to be used with systems containing Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) and multi-frequency networks operating in a selective calling scan group.
>> Noise reduction The radiation pattern of the 2018 antenna has low angle nulls toward each side of the vehicle, effectively reducing noise from adjacent power lines which commonly affect vehicles driving on remote roads that have high voltage distribution lines in close proximity.
>> All terrain coverage and continuous
     short range HF coverage As the 2018 predominantly radiates RF energy towards the ionosphere it is without doubt the best type of antenna for vehicular NVIS (Near Vertical Incidence Skywave) operations and is effective in overcoming the skip zone common in whip based antenna systems providing superior operation in the range 30 - 150 km. For the same reason the 2018 antenna is highly effective for communication in mountainous areas.

>> Mounting hardware to suit all vehicles Mounting hardware sets are available to suit most types of vehicles, including Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Prado, Nissan Patrol and Mitsubishi Pajero. Custom brackets can be made for all types of vehicles.
>> MIL-STD environmental ratings MIL-STD 810G (immersion). Fitted with a pressure equalising breather to equalise pressure without allowing the ingress of moisture.

MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 for shock
MIL-STD 810G Method 514.6 for vibration
MIL-STD 810G Method 510.5 for dust

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Barrett has a long held reputation for the supply and support of HF communications equipment to the aid and humanitarian markets.

Barrett HF equipment provides easily installed, simple and reliable voice and HF based email communications in areas that have either poor communications infrastructure or where previous communications infrastructure has been destroyed.

Our commitment in the form of regular field support trips to assist in mission start ups throughout the world is well known.

Organisations and missions supported include:
. UNDPKO . UNAMA . Red Cross
. UNMET . Red Crescent . UNMOGIP
. UNMIL . UNAMI . UNAMSIL
. UNMID . UNICEF . UNIIC
. WFP

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett HF communications equipment provides vital communications for law enforcement and security organisations internationally.

Security organisations in places such as Iraq, Timor, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and a number of African and South American countries have utilised Barrett's communications products where reliable and secure communications are paramount.

These organisations include:
. Police forces
. National Guard
. Customs
. Border Patrol
. Coast Guard
. Drug enforcement agencies
. Private security firms

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett HF communications equipment is ideally suited to provide primary and backup communications for the following

Public sector areas that include:
. Remote health provision . Forestry
. Telecommunications . Post
. Emergency services . Transport
. Agriculture . Fisheries
. Environmental protection . Energy
. Embassies . Consulates

Private sector industries that include:
. Mining . Agriculture
. Construction . Energy
. Transportation . Shipping

We also serve a significant recreational vehicle user market.

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett 2075 300 W to 1 kW HF transmitters
Our turnkey network design team will take your system requirements and produce an initial technical proposal.

On customer approval this initial technical proposal is finalised into a detailed technical document with system manuals and full installation programs.

Barrett turnkey systems have been used in areas that include:
HF systems for Air Traffic Control
Remote sited HF transmitters and receivers linked by landlines or microwave
LAN based control systems for remote sited HF transmitters and receivers
Operator consoles, Custom built interfaces, control systems, operator positions
MIL-STD HF data systems including 5066 stack based systems
Integration of new HF transmitters and receivers into existing systems
Turnkey mission based installations for humanitarian organisations
Vehicle tracking systems
High power transmitters for GMDSS systems
High power HF email and data systems
Military HF networks

All Barrett Communications products can be incorporated into a custom turnkey HF network depending on customer requirements.
Barrett 1 kW high power HF transmitters and remote HF receivers along with our 2076 remote site interface are used in conjunction with TransOceana DSC systems for GMDSS coast stations.

GMDSS coast stations that include Barrett equipment have been installed in various countries including Mauritius, Namibia and Thailand.

Barrett products used in these applications:
Barrett 2075 high power transmitters
Barrett 2050 HF receivers
Barrett 2076 remote site controllers
Barrett 2071 HF Rx multi-coupler
Barrett 912 broadband dipoles
Barrett 902 series masts
Military forces rely on HF and low band VHF radio to provide secure and highly reliable communications in demanding applications and environments.

Barrett HF radio and low band VHF communications equipment are more secure, autonomous and resistant to jamming than other communications mediums.

Barrett HF tactical transceivers provide:
. MIL-STD 188-141B ALE
. Frequency hopping
. AES and DES voice encryption

Barrett low band VHF tactical transceivers provide:
. Voice and data encryption
. Frequency hopping

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett PRC-2090 tactical HF system
Barrett PRC-2080 tactical VHF system