The Barrett 2019 is a solid state automatic tuning mobile HF antenna, designed for use with Barrett 2000 series transceivers. The 2019 provides frequency coverage of 2 MHz to 30 MHz with a rapid tuning time of typically less that 1.5 S.
High radiation efficiency and accurate tuning are assured by maximising the antenna current on every tune. This is unlike most manufacturers that minimise the VSWR. The Barrett 2019 antenna activates a wideband amplifier in receive mode to enable channel scanning. Due to its rugged RF design, the Barrett 2019 antenna can also be used with high duty cycle applications such as the Barrett 2020 email, fax and data system and is fully compatible with ALE operation.
An optional GPS receiver can be fitted within the 2019 antenna casing and interfaces directly through the RF control cable to current production 2050 transceivers.
The active tuning elements of the antenna are housed in black waterproof, highly impact resistant technical plastic moulding. The housing incorporates a heavy duty anti-vibration mount at its base. Even with its rugged construction, the Barrett 2019 weighs only 3.6 kg.
The Barrett 2019 is supplied standard with a two piece fibreglass MIL-STD whip and a tapered spring.
An optional NVIS extension is available in the form of two extra whip sections and a tie down kit for NVIS operation.
The 2019 contains no motor sliders or moving parts.
All metal parts used in the base and internally are 316 grade stainless steel making the 2019 suitable for operation in marine environments.
A Gortex vent allows the 2019 to pressure equalise whilst maintaining its immersion proof qualities to 1 m.
The 2019 is supplied with a 6 metre composite control and RF cable and connectors to connect it with the transceiver. A 10 metre control RF cable is available as an accessory. This cable provides the wiring for the optional internal fit GPS receiver. The optional internal fit GPS receiver and this cable alleviates the need to mount the GPS receiver elsewhere on the vehicle and the requirement to run a separate control cable.
A hole in the mounting stud can accommodate a padlock to prevent the antenna being unlawfully removed from the vehicle.