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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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Q) Do you have an antenna similar to the “salt shaker” that we currently buy (TRA806/17103P), but will support4G LTE and Wi-Fi?   A) We have part number TRA6927M3PW-001, a white ‘Phantom’ style omnidirectional antenna with N-Female permanent 5/8 inch mount operating at 698-2700 MHz range. It offers a gain of 3 dBi, REQUIRES mounting on metallic ground planes for the best performance, and is virtually indestructible.   To keep updated with our promos and events follow us and like us on Facebook!   For further information regarding the application of this product, you can always reach out to our tech...

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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

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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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