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Arcadian Blog — Ground Plane

Does a roof mounted multi-band antenna need to be grounded for lightening or surge protection?

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Does a roof-mounted multi-band antenna need to be grounded for lightening or surge protection? We recently had a client reach out to us about an antenna that would work well for their Panasonic Toughbook 20.

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Antenna Similar to TRA806/17103P that Supports 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

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 We received this question recently: Do you have an antenna similar to the “salt shaker” that we currently buy (TRA806/17103P), but will support4G LTE and Wi-Fi?

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What Antenna and NMO Mount Should I Install That Will Connect to a Kentwood N800K Radio

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A customer wanted to know what antenna they could install utilizing an NMO mount that would connect to a Kentwood NX-800k radio, a radio similar to our MPLCJ8.   Our recommendations for antenna:   B4505CNS: This Laird antenna is a chrome 32 inch UHF whip antenna that doesn’t need a ground plane. It also features a spring base for bumpy roads. B4502NS: This Laird/ Antenex B4502NS antenna is a 15 in long, chrome base coil omnidirectional whip antenna that operates in the 450-470 MHz frequency range. A metal ground plane is not required for this part.   Our NMO mount...

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Antenna Ground Plane Calculation

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Q) I would like to know the difference between TRA6927M3PW-001 and TRA6927M3PWN-001, which makes the gains so much different. For the first one, peak gain at 698-960 is 3.5dB and the second one is 0dB. A) The only difference between the two is that the TRA6927M3PWN-001 does not require a metallic ground plane.  That being said, that would be the answer to the gain-loss as well, as you will lose a substantial amount of gain when the antenna is not mounted on a metal base. The amount/size of the “ground-plane” required for the optimal performance of a monopole antenna is determined by the frequency you...

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