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Paradar 868Mhz Outdoor Antenna 6.5 dBi


In stock (can be backordered)

Paradar robust outdoor 868Mhz fiberglass antennas for Meshtastic and other applications in the EU868 band. The sealed radome contains a pure copper feedline, ensuring high gain (6.5 dBi), low loss, and a wide frequency band.

69.23 $ 65.77 $

In stock (can be backordered)

unlimited available through backorder
High quality low-SWR tuned Meshtastic / LoRa antenna with N-female connector. Aviation-quality components provide excellent range for Meshtastic Nodes and Helium hotspots, as well as for drone and glider (FLARM or OGN) applications. Will work well with any unlicensed 868Mhz-band transmitter or receiver, with the appropriate cable.
  • Dipole antenna with integrated ground element: 6.5dBi gain with very low SWR (less than 1.5)
  • Brass tube element with 1.0mm copper feedline
  • Impedance – 50Ω @ 868MHz. When measured with a DC multimeter, it is normal for this antenna to appear short circuit.
  • Beamwidth – 360° (horizontal) / 30° (vertical), vertically polarised
  • Weight – 475g including mounting kit / Length – 600mm
  • N-female connector on antenna end
  • Designed for use with Meshtastic, FLARM, OGN, Meshtastic, LoRa and other 868MHz applications
This range of antennas is designed for harsh outdoor use.
  • Highly weather resistant fiberglass radome surrounding a copper/brass tube dipole.
  • Rated to wind speeds up to 215km/hr (60m/s).
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to 60°C. UV resistant and highly waterproof.
  • Pole clamp included (suits 35mm to 50mm pole diameter).

Paradar test each batch produced, and publish the results. You can find out the batch code for the antenna you receive by looking for the large, colourful QR code on the outside of the packaging. The figures below are typical.

Electrical Specifications

  • Design Frequency: 830-890 MHz
  • Gain (dBi): 6.5 ± 1.0
  • VSWR: ≤ 1.5
  • Design: Colinear Dipole (8)
  • Vertical Beamwidth: 30°
  • Horizontal Beamwidth: 360°
  • Max Power: 100W
  • Impedance: 50 Ω

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Conditions: -40 °C to +85 °C, 5 to 95% R.H.
  • Lightning Protection: Recommended, gas or inductor type

Mechanical Specifications

  • Connector Type: 1x N-female screw connector
  • Weight: 0.475kg
    Length: 600mm
    Diameter: 20mm (radome), 80mm (mounting plate)
    Radome Material: Fiberglass, greay
  • Mounting Type: Pole mount with twin clamps, ~35-50mm pole diameter
  • Maximum wind speed: 215 km/h

Installation notes

  • Must be mounted vertically: the two drain slots either side of the connector must point downwards. Either tape from from below the cable connector to 10mm above these slots, moving the bracket as needed, or tape from below the cable connector to 5mm below these slots, leaving them clear for water to drain.
  • Ensure all outdoor connectors are taped with self-amalgamating tape (not electrical tape)! Water will seep through screw threads over time, and will permeate your cable and antenna via the exposed connectors, causing performance to mysteriously drop some days or weeks after installation.