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Old 06-28-2011, 2:14 PM
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Default Pittsburgh, PA PD Antenna Model

Hello everyone,

Just curious if I could an answer to one of my questions regarding an antenna make/model that the Pittsburgh Police Department uses. It looks like it has a short 1/4 wave whip but with a spring and what appears to be a high-gain base.

Here are a couple of photos at which antenna I am talking about:







* Photos courtesy of: Police Car Web Site *

So, to me, it looks like it could possibly be either:
- Laird Technologies B4503C with a spring and whip cut to length'
- Maxrad MUF4503S with whip cut to length
- Antenex B132S with a shorter base and whip cut to length.

PPD operates on 450 MHz UHF, but the whips would technically be longer than what is pictured if it were a high gain antenna.

So, what I am asking is, does anyone know what make and model that PPD uses. I can't seem to figure it out.

Thanks guys!
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Antennex Wideband UHF with the optional spring model .Its a 3db gain its model B4703S.
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