Passive Antennas: Iridium

Use with the Iridium 9505A or 9555 satellite phones to deliver exceptional reception performance for permanent in-building or marine applications.

Passive Antennas: Iridium

Iridium satphones were designed to operate with a passive antenna, either an element attached directly to the handset, or a remote aerial connected with a short length of coaxial cable. Passives can work up to 20 meters (65 feet) with Iridium depending upon the cable used and the connectors.  

A signal loss of more than 3dB in a remote antenna’s connecting cable degrades performance due to attenuation of both the received and transmitted signals.  A 3dB loss corresponds to approximately 20m of LMR600 or 6m of LMR240 coaxial cable, lengths that clearly restrict the mounting options for the antenna using standard down-leads.
  • Use with any Iridium Satellite Phone or Dock
  • Completely sealed and contains no moving parts
  • For Threaded Pipe Mounting or Additional Mount
  • Ideal for marine or in-building use
Technical Specifications
  • Dimensions (excl. mounting bracket): Length: 18.7cm (7.4”), Diameter: 7.6cm (3”)
  • Weight (excl. mounting bracket): 311.85g (11 oz)
  • Operating Temperature: -40° to +85° C
  • Antenna Head Connection: TNC female
  • Frequency: 1616 – 1626.5Mhz
  • Polarization: Right Hand Circular
  • Antenna Type: RHCP Dipole
  • Antenna Gain (dBic): 0.0 dBic
  • Return Loss (minimum): 0.4dBic: 0° = 0°m, 1.4dBic: 0° < Zenith < 45°, -0.25dBic: 75° < Zenith < 82°
  • Radiation Pattern: 9.5 dB (<2.0:1 VSWR)

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