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Arcadian Blog — VHF

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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10” Antenna for EU Use

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Recently, a client approached us about a 10” antenna that could be used in the EU area, so we have a few suggestions…   10 x 10-inch Flush Mount, R8658-LPF-SSF: A circularly polarized ETSI outdoor RFID antenna from RFMAX that measures in at 10 x 10 inches. It operates at 8.5 dBic and is one of the best choices for a low profile, IP67 rated passive UHF RFID application in the ETSI band of 865-868 MHz. Due to its high IP rating, and it can be used outdoors without much of a problem! It comes with a standard SMA-Female connector...

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Will the Times-7 A1115 read normal far-field UHF tags?

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Q) Will the Times-7 part # A1115 read normal far-field UHF tags or do I need some kind of special near-field tag?     A) Recently, we were approached with a question about the Times-7 A1115 reader. The client wanted to know if Times-7 part # A1115 would read a normal far-field tag. First off, I’d like to start off by saying that there aren’t special tags for near-field or far-field UHF RFID antennas. All passive tags can be read by all RFID readers/antennas – that includes far and near field antennas.   Therefore, to answer your question, the Times-7...

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Part # Similar to Part # NMO270SH

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Recently a client reached out to us at Arcadian Inc. to see if we sold an alternate part similar to Pulse’s NMO270SH multi-band whip antenna. The answer? Yes, we do.   We offer part # WPD136M6C-001, which is an antenna that also coves the 144-148 & 440-450 MHz range. It’s a bit more expensive, but it’s heavy-duty and has an IP rating of 66 meaning that it can withstand high volumes of dust and high levels of water from all sides. It also has excellent quality and RF performance, offering 3-6 dBi gain and 100 watts of input power.   To...

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How to Convert dBd

Posted by Michael Crudele on

There may be some confusion regarding the conversion of dBd to dBi or vice versa so, in order to clear up the confusion, we decided to create a small chart with the conversion formulas for both. Hope this helps!   Gain in dBd Gain in dBi - 2.15 dB Gain in dBi Gain in dBd + 2.15 dB   To keep updated with our promos and events follow us and like us on Facebook!   Tech Help at Arcadian Inc. / arcantenna.com can be reached by email at techsupport@arcadianinc.com

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