HF Multi-Wire Broadband Dipole Antenna Codan 463

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HF Multi-Wire Broadband Dipole Antenna Codan 463

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The Codan HF Multi-wire Broadband Dipole Antenna is a 3-wire terminated folded dipole antenna designed for broadband operation in fixed stations. It is available in multiple power levels up to 1 kW. The antenna can be mounted horizontally between two support systems, or as an inverted “V” using a single central support mast.

Key features


The C463 series HF antenna is made from lightweight, weatherproof materials designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and wind speeds greater than 200 km/hr.

The wire elements are constructed of high quality, corrosion resistant stainless steel, with balun and load housings, and insulators made from UV resistant, durable moulded plastic.


Due to the antenna’s optimum performance over a wide HF range, an antenna tuner is not required — minimising cost and setup requirements.

Antenna performance is very similar in both horizontal and inverted "V" configurations. The inverted "V" configuration provides a good overall solution for most base station applications with the added benefit of only requiring a single mast for installation.

For long range operation, the horizontal configuration is recommended.

Easy to install

The antenna is supplied completely assembled and ready for erection with an inverted “V” mounting arm and detailed erection instructions.

Antenna installation

HF Multi-Wire Broadband Dipole Antenna

Radiation patterns

HF Multiwire dipole antenna Radiation patterns

Technical specifications


2–30 MHz

Power rating 250 W PEP (125 W avg)
500 W PEP (300 W avg)
1 kW PEP (600W avg)
Nominal impedance 50 Ω
VSWR Generally less than 2:1
RF connector type SO239
Length m (ft) 28 (91.9) insulator to insulator
Width m (ft) 1.3 (4.27)
Minimum mast spacing m (ft) 30 (98.5)
Recommended mast height m (ft) 10–12 (32.8–39.4)
Wind rating 200 km/hr (125 ml/hr)
Packed weight 6.7 kg
Carton dimensions 1435 mmx 165 mm x 165 mm
Mounting hardware Halyard, pullies and mounting arm supplied


  • Coaxial cables
  • Static protection kit
  • Masts 12 m and 15 m
  • Stub masts

HF Antenna - HF Broadband Dipole