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3110C Biconical Antenna

Frequency Range: 30 MHz - 300 MHz. The Model 3110C Biconical antenna combines several unique features, achieving high levels of performance.

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Key Features

  • Compact Size for Use in Limited Space
  • Unique Element Design Improves Performance
  • Improved Balun Design for Increased Efficiency
  • Flexible Mounting


The ETS-Lindgren Model 3110C Biconical Antenna combines several unique features, achieving high levels of performance.

The balun, feedline, and element cage design give the Model 3110C response curves that are almost linear, making it ideal for swept measurements. The antenna's insensitivity to orientation in the vertical plane helps eliminate any unnoticed or unrecorded change in orientation as the cause for a change in test results.

To achieve this kind of performance, the balun is designed using an unbalanced-to-balanced transformer. This results in very even current transformation. Ferrites are also placed along the feedlines, reducing common mode current that can interfere with the antenna pattern in the vertically polarized measurements.

The 3110C is easy to mount, and now features a stinger mount with square collar. This collar allows for easy polarization alignment when using and ETS-Lindgren mast.

Common applications include measurements to MIL-STD specifications; ANSI C63.4, FCC-18 and EN 55022 emissions testing.

ETS-Lindgren is the only manufacturer to offer optional extended elements. These elements are twice as long as standard elements and enable users to generate high fields at low frequencies with less than 25% of the power usually required.


Unique Element Design

Some biconical antennas exhibit an electrical “bump” at 281 MHz, but ETS-Lindgren's biconical element crosspiece design improves performance by eliminating this problem. The biconical's crosspiece connects the center element to the outer element diminishing the “bump”. Another enhancement is element cages that cannot be overtightened when screwed into the balun.

Improved Balun Design

With a balun constructed from a micro-transformer, the 3110C has a perfect impedance match and balance between 50 Ω and 200 Ω (the impedance of the biconical elements), for the whole frequency range of the antenna.

Compact Size

The compact size of EMCO biconical antennas makes them ideal for anechoic chambers and shielded enclosures. Biconical antennas conserve limited space and help minimize proximity effects.

Quality Construction

Biconical elements are constructed of lightweight corrosion resistant aluminum, providing years of trouble-free indoor and outdoor service.

Flexible Mounting System

The 3110C antenna includes both an EMCO traditional mount, which is ideal for tripod and fits all EMCO masts, and a rear “stinger” mount. The stinger mount permits on-axis rotation/polarization.

Standard Configuration

  • Antenna Elements
  • Base
  • Balun
  • Stinger and Classic EMCO Mounting Systems
  • Individually Calibrated at 1 m per SAE ARP 958 Actual antenna factors and a signed Certificate of Calibration Conformance provided.


  • Portable Elements
  • Extended Portable Elements
  • Carrying Cases for Portable Models
  • Custom Carrying Case
  • ETS-Lindgren Tripod
  • Support Rod

Electrical Specifications

Frequency Minimum 30 MHz
Frequency Maximum 300 MHz
Connectors Type N (f)
Impedance (Nominal) 50 Ω
Maximum Continuous Power 250mW
Pattern Type Omnidirectional
Peak Power NA
Polarization Linear
VSWR 2.0:1

Physical Specifications

Depth 79.0 cm   (31.10 inches)
Diameter 52 cm   (20.47 inches)
Weight 2.7 kg   ( 5.95 lb )
Width 132.1 cm   (52.01 inches)

Technical Charts

3110C Biconical Antenna Antenna Factor

3110C Biconical Antenna Beamwidth Typical Measured Data Performance

3110C Biconical Antenna Gain

3110C Biconical Antenna VSWR

3110C Biconical Antenna E-Plane 30 MHz to 300 MHz Typical Measured Data Performance

3110C Biconical Antenna H-Plane 30 MHz to 300 MHz Typical Measured Data Performance

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Information presented is subject to change as product enhancements are made. Contact ETS-Lindgren Sales Department for current specification.