RFMW announced design and sales support for a Southwest Antennas’ monopole whip antenna. The 1000-048 covers military and federal law enforcement bands from 1.81 to 1.85 GHz with 0.8 dBi gain. Independent tests show ~50 percent range improvement over untuned, COTS monopoles. Designed for small form factor handheld, body-worn or vehicle/robot mounted radio systems, the lightweight, extremely rugged design of this highly flexible whip delivers a low visibility/reflectivity matte finish that is waterproof and fully potted for all-weather operation in harsh conditions. The 1000-048 features a black chrome, non-rotating SMA(m) RF connector with extended body shroud.