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Hey guys so Im trying to find what antenna this is, I cant seem to find this and seems to be a very unique antenna used on all of the Idaho state police vehicles. It is believed to be NMO mount. If any one has any leads I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Are they using UHF? Maybe an elevated feed type antenna ? Picture is not clear enough.

Motorola made one decades ago that was NMO mount. I have one new old stock in my closet. Handy when you want 5.25 dB gain and extra elevation.

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Are they using UHF? Maybe an elevated feed type antenna ? Picture is not clear enough.

Motorola made one decades ago that was NMO mount. I have one new old stock in my closet. Handy when you want 5.25 dB gain and extra elevation.

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They are on UHF, it almost looks like a Jpole style antenna, do you have a model number by chance?
 

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They are on UHF, it almost looks like a Jpole style antenna, do you have a model number by chance?
Motorola TAE6062B UHF 5 dB

But it is a way old model. I would look for Antenna Specialists models with similar gain,

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Its a Sti-co tri-band antenna:

Tri Band Roof Mount Antenna
Yup, sure is, good eye, full bandwidth from 136-174, 380-520& 762-870 MHz and an NMO mount to boot.

And it's a quality product, back when I worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Motorola I installed heaps of their covert product line, very flexible and worked great (as great as covert/compromise can work).

Jen
 

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Sti-Co RFMT-TB-V/U/C-A I use one for a multi-band radio and 1 for a scanner and they work great
 

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I could unbend a paperclip or coat-hangar and legitimately claim "it's broad-band, and works great!" PLEASE, if you truly know what you're talking about, respect us here and be objective in describing an antenna's performance ("it works better than the ___ and ____ because_____") and not minimally subjective.

If a stranger set a bowl of soup in front of you and said "Eat it -- it's good," you're probably not going to simply trust what they said,unless you're stupid.

Sti-Co products tend to be extremely expensive comparatively, and if you look at the spec-sheets, tend to be broad-band & thus little to no-gain. It's always amusing to hear their marketing people promote their products, then talk to one of the engineers about actual specs, then get the price.
 

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There was a company a long while back that made an expensive HF dipole antenna that claimed was matched from 3 to 30 Mhz. It had a box in the middle with a 100 watt 50 ohm load and an SO239 connector. They sold a lot to Govt agencies.

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There was a company a long while back that made an expensive HF dipole antenna that claimed was matched from 3 to 30 Mhz. It had a box in the middle with a 100 watt 50 ohm load and an SO239 connector. They sold a lot to Govt agencies.
I remember that antenna it had paralell wires IIRC. But you did not need 'tuner'.
 

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That's a sti-co wideband Public safety antenna.

I was in Idaho recently and saw some cars with them on them.

I have 2 of them for my own use and they work very well, there's no difference compared to using 3 individual quarter wave whips thru a tri-plexer and in fact it is more convenient to use this model when you have a dual or tri band radio.

from the great Pacific Northwest
 

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If you can't ask an installer then the next time you get close to
A car with one on it, take a close look, they usually have a brand/model number on them. I think I'd ask the driver of that car first though...
 
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