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Arcadian Blog — Multi-Band

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

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Inquiry: 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. We had recommended the GJ-RSF-DB-G4W-TTT antenna because of its ability to handle the connections being broadcasted and received in rural areas with its optimization for combing 1575 MHz GPS, 698-2700 3G/4G/LTE cellular data communication and 2.4 / 5 GHz WIFI/WLAN. They then went on to ask whether the antenna would need to be grounded for lightening or surge protection. Fortunately, they do not need to be...

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Cellular Antenna to be mounted at Side of Building with 25 foot Extension Cables

Posted by Michael Crudele on

We recently had a client reach out to us about a cellular antenna that he wanted to place on the side of his building. He noticed that we had a vehicular antenna, part 170653-000, and wanted something similar to that product. He also informed us that he was looking for a 25-foot cable extension and wanted to receive some recommendations.   Considering part # 170653-000 is a dual cellular product and our assumption that your main concern is to have an antenna outside, we recommend 2 pcs of the Cradlepoint outdoor omnidirectional antenna # 170668-000. Part # 170668-000 is a...

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Antenna with UL Type 4X Training

Posted by Michael Crudele on

We recently came in contact with a client that was looking for an antenna with UL Type 4X rating similar to IP67. He claimed that he wanted to mount external antennas on a NEMA box.   In response, all of our antennas are typically IP rated, but not UL rated because all of our antennas do not have any active element which means UL rating is not required for our antennas. In my opinion, if I were putting a router in a NEMA box (I’m assuming we are talking about a cellular router?) I would use the appropriate version of...

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Antenna that Works with BCD996XT Scanner

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Recently, we had a client reach out to us about part # WPD136M6C-001 in regards to setting up a BCD996XT scanner. They were looking to see if that specific antenna could be used with a base magnet or a bracket?   Firstly, I’d like to start off by explaining that BCD996XT is capable of scanning a range of frequencies from 2 MHz to 1300 MHz (see below). Unfortunately, our antenna part WPD136M6C-001 only covers the VHF (136-174 MHz), UHF (380-520 MHz), and P25 (760-870 MHz), so depending on what channels you are looking to monitor, this may – or may...

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Comparable Model to GPSMB502 in White

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Recently a client contacted us about purchasing an antenna similar to part # GPSMB502 from Arcadian Inc. They wanted the antenna in white and wanted any recommendations we could give.   We recommend the RFMAX part # RBDM-G44WW-17-SSSRR-W. The RFMAX part # RBDM-G44WW-17-SSSRR-W is a compact, low profile, ultra-rugged direct mount antenna that’s designed for a machine-to-machine application. It’s a 5-in-1 brick that is designed for outdoor and indoor use with 1 x GPS, 2 x cellular, and 2 x Wi-Fi elements. The antenna is easy to install and 100% vandal-proof.   Note: This antenna is a 5-in-1’s, but you can simply trim...

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