​ETS-Lindgren's Model 3180C Broadband Mini-Bicon Antenna has been designed for optimal performance across the frequency range of 30 MHz to 1 GHz (cage elements) and 30 MHz to 3 GHz (cone elements).​ The 3180C’s uni​​​​​quely designed elements provide a omnidirectional pattern, without the beam splitting.

The model 3180C is ideal for the free space NSA (FSNSA) test for fully anechoic rooms. Its small size allows for harmonic monitoring when testing per the IEC 61000-4-3.

Key Product Information

​​Frequency Range

The model 3180C covers the traditional frequency range for EMC measurements. Additionally, the 3180C covers all of the VHF and UHF bands, making it ideal for spectrum monitoring of FM, TV and some cellular phones. With the small cone elements in place, the 3180C can be used up to 3 GHz.

Radiation Pattern

The model 3180C has been designed to have a radiation pattern that is omnidirectional. The elements have been optimized to avoid any splitting of the main radiation beam in the elevation cut.

Flexible Mounting System

The model 3180C antenna includes both an EMCO block mount and a rear “stinger” mount.​ 

Specifications Select a tab below for more information

Frequency Range
​VSWR Ratio (Average)
​Maximum Continuous Power
​Impedance (Nominal)
​Pattern Type
​3180C (Cage Elements)
​30 MHz to 1 GHz
​50 Ω
​ Type N (f)
​3180C (Cone Elements)
​30 MHz to 3 GHz
​50 Ω
​ Type N (f)

 Model 3180C, Cage Elements
Width (Element, tip‑to‑tip):

64.9 cm

25.5 in


72.4 cm

28.5 in


40.0 cm

15.7 in

 Model 3180C, Conical Elements
Width (Element, tip‑to‑tip):

37.5 cm

14.8 in


71.71 cm

28.2 in


39.1 cm

15.4 in

  • ​Antenna Includes:
    • Balun
    • One Pair of Cage Elements
    • One Pair of Cone Elements
  • Individually Calibrated. Actual factors and a signed Certificate of Calibration Conformance included.​
  • Manual
  • Custom Carrying Case
  • ETS-Lindgren Offers Several Non-metallic, Non-reflective Tripods

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Key Features

  • Frequency Range:
    • Cage Elements: 30 MHz to 1 GHz
    • Cone Elements: 30 MHz to 3 GHz
  • Omni-directional Pattern Ideal for:
    • Chamber Characterization
    • Broadband Spectrum Monitoring
    • Field Measurements
  • Flexible Mounting

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Date Last Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2020
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