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Category: Antennas

Mobile Antenna Gain – Part 1

When choosing a mobile antenna, is more gain better? Maybe, though practically, radiation efficiency and radiation pattern are probably more important. But this is about antenna gain. Let’s start with ISED regulations in SRSP-500 6.3 Radiated Power Limits 6.3.1 Mobile Systems Normally, the maximum power for base stations shall be 125 watts Effective Radiated Power […]

Automotive Manufacture’s Bulletins

The links provided here are for bulletins on vehicle manufacture’s websites that are pertinent to two-way radio installations in those vehicles. It is not comprehensive and may not represent the latest information available. The links and the information they point to are provided as convenience and Mobile Trends Communications accepts no responsibility for the veracity […]

Installing Antennas on Aluminum Body Vehicles

Installing antennas on vehicles with aluminum body panels presents a few challenges, including galvanic corrosion. One of the most common situations in the two-way radio world as of the writing of this post is installing a radio in Ford’s F-Series pick-ups, however other models and other manufactures also utilize the weight savings of aluminum. A […]

Low Profile Antennas on Electrical/SCADA Cabinets

Finding the best antenna and mounting arrangement for wireless / radio linked SCADA installation can take a bit of out of the box thinking, literally. While many installations required high gain directional antennas, often plant systems or small industrial complex systems either don’t need high gain antennas or physical limitations preclude them. For instance, a […]