Antenna Specialists announces the release of it Constellation series long haul truck antenna designed for use with XM Satellite Radio receiver hardware. Optimized for tractor-trailer installations, this initial design is ground-plane independent and may be mounted on "west coast" mirrors up to 1/2 inch OD to 1.88 inch OD tubes.
Constellation model series XM5000 has been engineered to meet XM Satellite Radio specifications for mobile antennas. XM performance criteria includes input voltage, system and LNA noise figures, active gain for satellite and terrestrial functions and isolation between satellite and terrestrial portions of the antenna.
Each antenna is supplied with cable and connectors to accommodate both terrestrial and satellite hook up to the XM receiver module. The antenna is 48 inches long including the mirror bracket and it weighs 34 ounces including the bracket and mounting hardware. The polycarbonate radome and fiberglass mast have been designed to withstand high vibration conditions.