The 138XP18 is a high performance cross polarized antenna with a remarkably clean pattern. The pattern is important in order to match the antenna's noise temperature with modern low noise preamps. This antenna is ideal for satellite work but is also excellent for terrestrial uses like ATV, repeater operation and long haul tropo DX.
The CNC machined driven element module is O-ring sealed and weather right for low maintenance and long-term peak performance. Internal connections are encapsulated in a space-age silicone gel that seals out moisture and improves power handling. The 3/8" 6061-T6 rod elements are centered to minimize interaction and maintain good ellipticity. Insulators are UV stabilized and locked in place with stainless keepers. Rugged construction, uncompromising performance for the boom length. That's the M2 138XP18.