Product Focus – Vehicular Antennas
GPS antenna offers roof-mount option
Antenna Specialists’ Tele-Locator line of dual-system GPS antennas now includes a 3 dBd-gain rooftop mounting option, model series ASP-1860TGPS. This series combines active GPS location identification with broadband trunking or cellular capability for complete frequency coverage without tuning. The antennas feature a ⅝-wavelength upper whip over a quarterwave lower section delivering 3 dBd (5 dBi) omnidirectional gain for trunking or cellular applications. The antenna may be installed using an existing ¾-inch hole. A weatherproof ultrasonic seal and O-ring at the mount interface protect against extreme weather conditions.
GPS antenna supports asset tracking
The GPS Combi-Whip from Radiall/Larsen Antenna Technologies is for asset tracking and AVL applications. Its compact mounts directly to the vehicle with a threaded stud and double-side tape. The antenna features an active GPS module, with an LNA gain of 26 dB and a GPS antenna gain of 5 dBi. The option with an enclosed coil whip offers a 5-dBi gain, for coverage from 806 MHz-960 MHz. The second option uses a quarterwave whip and covers VHF in 136 MHz-174 MHz and 218 MHz-225 MHz, UHF from 406 MHz-512 MHz, SMR, AMPS and GSM bands. The housing of the antenna is made from UV-resistant ABS resin plastic.
Tri-band antenna mounts on roof
The tri-band roof-mount antenna from Andrew is an omni-directional antenna that operates within cellular and GPS frequencies without interference between the two functions. The antenna has a sleek, aerodynamic shark-fin design that provides resistance to wind noise. The antenna is mounted to the vehicle’s roof using a locknut/gasket sealing system that provides protection from adverse weather conditions.
Antenna operates on VHF, UHF, GPS
Mobile Mark’s dual-band, surface-mount antenna operates on VHF, UHF and GPS frequency bands. The dual-band configurations combine the VHF/UHF antenna with the GPS satellite antenna into one package. The antennas can be mounted to a vehicle’s metal surface or any bulkhead through a ¾” hole. The antennas provide independent dual-band operation. They are enclosed in a weatherproof polycarbonate radome. Everything needed for installation is included.
Magnetic mount system offers flexibility
Antenna Factor’s magnetic-mount antenna system allows users to select 40-, 66- or 85-millimeter bases that contain a magnet for semi-permanent installation. The base’s protective layer protects finished surfaces. It has interchangeable elements covering frequencies from 824 MHz to 2.4 GHz with gains to 9 dBi. The base is supplied with a 10.5-foot coax terminated in TNC, mini-UHF, SMA or RP-SMA connectors.
Magnetic antenna covers dual bands
Sti-Co Industries’ magnetic-mount, dual-band antenna operates on VHF and UHF channels and can be moved from one vehicle to another without damage to the car or antenna. The VHF frequency of MGNT-DB-VHF/UHF is 150 MHz-174 MHz, and the UHF range is 405 MHz-420 MHz. The 16-inch, closed-coil antenna has a black finish with a power rating of 150 W. Seventeen feet of feed line is supplied, as well as a choice of connectors. Other cellular mount disguised antennas are available in glass-mount, trunk lip and roof-mount models in a variety of frequency ranges.