The 1700-26-2 is a rugged man packable high gain yagi type, horn fed antenna that can provide high performance between the frequencies of 1625 MHz and 1725 MHz. The elements are made from aluminum 1/4 hex and are large enough not to be damaged by man packing or the outside elements. The antenna is broken apart in near equal sections using a unique no tools bayonet type connection that allows quick assembly or disassembly. The antenna can be used with just 2 element sections in place, that keeps the package down to a manageable 57 inches long. But if extra gain is needed, just add the last element section for a little extra gain for the fringe situations. The 1700-26-2 uses a unique horn to excite the elements and achieve amazing gain. The horn comes with a face cover to protect the horn probe inside and gives a clean storage cup after disassembly.