Category: Mobile Radio

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 least in the case of the F-Series pickups, there are solutions for fender mounts and magnetic mounts. For our purposes […]

When Stock Magnetic Mounts Won’t Do

The “mag-mount” is an effective solution for temporary antenna installations on vehicles. Typically they have a 3 to 5 inch base with an NMO antenna mount and 12 to 17 feet of coax cable with several connector options. But what do you do when you need a longer cable or a higher spec cable? Mobile Trends MOBMAGC is the “mag-mount” DIY solution. At roughly 3.25″ it gets the job done for most VHF and UHF […]