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Expandable horn systems from the specialists

Horn antenna systems are AFC's specialty. Antennas For Communications offers full design and manufacturing capabilities for Conical Horn Reflector Antenna Systems.

AFC's monolithic antenna design enables a level of horn precision that no metal horn can match. There are no seams on the reflector or radome to affect the radiation pattern, and no moisture intrusion, with AFC's proprietary molding process.

AFC is recognized as a world leader in the development of 7-, 8-, and 10-foot models offering performance which has long been the industry standard. Expandability and competitive price are additional benefits.

AFC offers its customers a complete line of waveguide, combining networks, couplers, hangers, and dehydrators. Our experienced erection team is capable of handling any installation, whether atop a skyscraper or on a mountainside.

Conical Horn

The Critical Horn

The AFC Advantages
  • Multi-band operation
  • Very low sidelobes
  • Superb
    discrimination (XPD)
  • Experience works for you - Years as a telephone industry [-spec] horn supplier nationwide (and offshore). Ours is the standard.
  • Choice of mounts - Platform or side-tower mounts available to meet your application needs.
  • Color options - AFC white is standard, but your color can easily be matched.
  • Single frequency or multiband - AFC networks enable you to combine up to three bands on one antenna; AFC couplers are available with single- or dual-polarized operation from 1.7 GHz to 17 GHz.
  • Fully equipped horns - Every AFC antenna arrives complete with stabilizers, adjustment tools, lightning rods, safety rails, waveguide hangers, and all necessary hardware: you need not "shop" for critical parts of an AFC system.

Conical Horn Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Model Number CH-7 CH-8 CH-10
Electrical Aperture 6.5 ft. 7.5 ft. 9.5 ft.
Operating Frequency 1.7 - 65 Ghz
Sidelobe Standards Exceed Standard "A" Performance
Gain dBi See AFC Digitized RPE Brochure
(available upon request)
VSWR 1.02 (40 dB) Maximum
Flange WC400, WC281, WC166
Mechanical Specifications
Model Number CH-7 CH-8 CH-10
Antenna Weight 850 lb. 1,100 lb. 1,300 lb.
Side Tower Mount STRM-7 STRM-8 STRM-10
Mount Weight 575 lb. 750 lb. 950 lb.
Vertical Tower Interface 4.5" OD Pipe, Wide Flange I or T-Beam
Azimuth Adjustment (course, fine) 360, +/- 5 degrees
Elevation Adjustment (fine) +/-5 degrees
Platform Mount PM-7 PM-8 PM-10
Mount Weight 420 lb. 450 lb. 675 lb.
Tower Interface KS-bolt pattern (8 leg)
Azimuth Adjustment (course, fine) 360, +/- 5 degrees
Elevation Adjustment (fine) +/- 5 degrees
Environmental Specifications
Model Number CH-7 CH-8 CH-10
Wind Load at 125 mph
Force Diagram Axial Force (FA lb.) Max. 2,304 2,957 4,570
Side Force (FS lb.) Max. 1,680 2,156 3,332
Moment Force (FM ft.-lb.) Max. 1,512 2,218 4,284
Survival Rating 150 mph with 1 inch radial ice
Temperature Rating -40 to +122 degrees F
Maximum Deflection in 70 mph Wind Less than 0.1 degree with 1 inch radial ice
Air Volume 180 ft.3 264 ft.3 500 ft.3
Pressurization Maximum 16.0 IWC (0.68 PSI)
Pressurization Operational 9.0 IWC (0.32 PSI
Leakage Rate 1 ft.3 per day
EIA Standards RS-222C, RS-195B

AFC manufactures, markets and sells worldwide satellite dish antennas, conical horn antennas, radomes, antenna feeds, microwave and waveguide components, ultra low loss waveguide transmission line Tallguide , and shelters. Our customers serve the satellite, broadcast, communications, radar, weather and cable industry, defense, government, and government agencies worldwide.

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