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Arcadian Blog — NMO Mount

Can You Use One Antenna for Multiple Off-Road Radios?

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We get this question from off-road enthusiasts often: Can I use one antenna for both of my off-road radios, like CB, 2 meter, 70 cm and/or GMRS? 

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Best Thru-Hole NMO Mount for GMRS Radios

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We recently received a question asking which thru-hole NMO mount is best for GMRS radios. If your GMRS radio has a standard UHF or BNC connector, the best NMO cable kits are the RFMAX RNOMV-195 series.

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Introducing RFMAX's NMO Mount Series - What's an NMO?

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An NMO mount, pictured above, stands for "New Motorola." It's a popular type of mounting base that's frequently used when installing mobile antennas. It comes in two different installation types, thru-hole and magnetic.

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Antenna that Works with BCD996XT Scanner

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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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Accessories to Use to Mount Part # TRA6927M3NB-001 on a Stainless Box

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In the past, we’ve had a client express his interests in our mounting accessories for part # TRA6927M3NB-001. He wanted to be able to post the antenna to a stainless box and wanted our suggestions regarding the issue. Do we have something to alleviate this problem? Yes, we do!   We have an adapter for the part # TRA6972M3-NB-001 by the part # VTPM800 (not MTPM800). Part # VTPM800 is a Laird/ Antenex ¾ inch NMO to 5/8 in N-female coax adapter. It is used when mounting to surfaces up to 1 inch thick.     However, if you would like to use a...

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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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