The 100-600VLP16 is a “V” boom log periodic with significant advantages over conventional designs. The split boom configuration produces a narrow “H” plane beamwidth similar to the “E” plane. The result is a nearly symmetrical pattern and higher gain. The physical capture area, or aperture, is also larger improving fade margins on UHF and VHF frequencies. The VLP can be mounted in horizontal or vertical polarity.
For long term electrical efficiency and durability, even under extreme environmental conditions, the element mounting clamps are machined with large electrical contact areas to the boom and element rods. Boom sections are insulated with the 2” x 1/4” fiberglass crossboom and polyethylene nosepiece. The crossboom is extra long to provide a mounting section beyond the boom for mounting in Horizontal polarity. Boom, element, plate and clamp materials are 6063-T832 and 6061-T6 aluminum alloys. All hardware except U-bolts are stainless steel.