- Sep 5, 2004
I need a little input, please. We have a new Type I ambulance. There will be (2) UHF radio's and (1) VHF radio installed in the unit. We have considered putting phantom antenna's on top of the ambulance box, but they won't give any if faced with a tree-branch or other item and will just break. Then we considered just using quarter-wave antenna's on the box, but they will stay bent in all directions and affect performance. I know in the past, quarter-wave antenna's on the ambulance CAB will have signals blocked by the box itself. So now, we are down to putting three 5db gain antenna's on the cab so as to reach over the box. Anybody have anymore suggestions or input?? Thanks for any advice.