The DF-A0047 handheld direction-finding (DF) antenna forms part of Poynting Antennas’ range of DF antennas, and is a key antenna in this particular range.
This antenna is a DF and transmitter hunting antenna in the 20MHz to 8 500MHz band. It offers very wideband performance in a practical size.
It combines several antennas in a neat housing, and some integrated electronics to make it more effective when used in conjunction with signal analysers.
A single RF output is provided, with the internal switching selecting the appropriate antenna, and choosing to connect or bypass the pre-amplifier.
The amplifier is a low-noise wideband amplifier that enhances system sensitivity in active mode. In passive mode, the amplifier is bypassed so the antenna can be used in the presence of strong signals.
The DF-A0047-01 is an extension module for 9kHz to 20MHz, which is available as an option. It is a loop antenna with a diameter of 300mm.
The DF-A0047-02 combines the DF-A0047 with a neat and robust carry case.
This antenna is horizontally and vertically polarised with excellent radiation patterns. It features a robust construction yet is also small, light and easily operated by a single person.
Managing Director, Juergen Dresel, believes the DF-A0047 antenna has great potential in the test and measurement market with its commercial appeal.