Variable Multi-Band Antenna System, Tubular (VMAST)
The TSE-VMAST is a tri-band, dual-port antenna with mast that covers 3-30 MHz, 30-88 MHz, 225-512 MHz and is capable up to 1GHz. It is a lightweight tactical antenna designed for use with all modern in service radios covering the full military spectrum from 3MHz to 1GHz. The dual port feature permits the user to simultaneously operate two independent radio networks in the HF, VHF or UHF bands. Two networks in the same band are possible when appropriate channel separation is maintained.
The unique design allows for a reliable, ultra lightweight, rapidly deployable antenna that replaces two traditional OE-254 or COM- 201B antennas with a single antenna system. The result is reduced weight and cost, lower wind-loads, and less required manpower to deploy. The antenna is the easiest and quickest antenna of this type to mount requiring only a single Soldier and less than five minutes to erect. All the parts needed to erect a highly efficient tactical antenna are supplied in the transit bag.