Different OPP Antenna

Status
Not open for further replies.

Muxlow

Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
1,322
Location
Middlesex County
Today i saw this antenna on a unmarked black opp car. About a month ago the same car didnt have this antenna or the little gps on beside it. Use to just have the pancake in the middle and now has a whip and little white treble gps antenna to the left.

Today i saw the same thing on a brand new car that has the new license plate scanning camera on it
Why did they change and add the little gps antenna?

http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic2.jpg
http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic3.jpg
 

SCPD

QRT
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
65,126
Location
Virginia
Opp

Today i saw this antenna on a unmarked black opp car. About a month ago the same car didnt have this antenna or the little gps on beside it. Use to just have the pancake in the middle and now has a whip and little white treble gps antenna to the left.

Today i saw the same thing on a brand new car that has the new license plate scanning camera on it
Why did they change and add the little gps antenna?

http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic2.jpg
http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic3.jpg
If I was you, I'd repost my query on the Eastern Canada forum. The guy with the picture of Don Cherry probably knows.
 

kayn1n32008

Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
5,651
Location
In the \'patch
if you are asking about the antenna that has the two coils, it is for 800Mhz.

i see them alot on oilpatch vehicles, the company i work for uses that style as well. ours are maxrad flavored, i dont know what model we use, they are tuned for cell phones.
 

kayn1n32008

Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
5,651
Location
In the \'patch
i cant answer that one, my guess would be for greater gain.
i just dont know the specs for the antenna in the last picture that you posted
 

pathalogical

Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
1,305
Location
Toronto, Canada
Today i saw this antenna on a unmarked black opp car. About a month ago the same car didnt have this antenna or the little gps on beside it. Use to just have the pancake in the middle and now has a whip and little white treble gps antenna to the left.

Today i saw the same thing on a brand new car that has the new license plate scanning camera on it
Why did they change and add the little gps antenna?

http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic2.jpg
http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic3.jpg
Nice pics Muxlow ! Don't know about the antennas, they say they can read about two plates per second, but IIRC the media said as many as 6 or 7 per sec if need be. Maybe they help transmit faster ??? The plate reader looks more like ET staring at you. The OPP might pull ya over and tell you to "Phone home !" hahahaha OPP's Licence Plate Cameras Hit The Roads This Weekend - CityNews

Do you know how many cruisers are equipped with those ?
 

Muxlow

Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
1,322
Location
Middlesex County
There are 4 SO FAR in the GTA that have them. Wonder how well they will work going 100km or more on the highway and how they hold up in the snow.

Also it's not just these 4 cars that have this new antenna and gps on the trunk. A stealth black vic also had the little gps and whip on the top. And just a month ago this exact car didnt. Nothing changed inside either. Wonder if all the cars are going to switch to these 2 different antennas?
 

LesWurk

Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
182
Location
Land of RF
Antenna with 2 coils I'm guessing is a triband antenna. 142, 410 & 800 (or other cell data frequency ) mhz??? Guess they must use Bell for the cell data.





Today i saw this antenna on a unmarked black opp car. About a month ago the same car didnt have this antenna or the little gps on beside it. Use to just have the pancake in the middle and now has a whip and little white treble gps antenna to the left.

Today i saw the same thing on a brand new car that has the new license plate scanning camera on it
Why did they change and add the little gps antenna?

http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic2.jpg
http://www.opp.ca/media/ALPR/pic3.jpg
 

datainmotion

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 9, 2001
Messages
2,268
Location
Colorado
They may have gone to a different medium for their data, i.e. - celluar to LMR such as DataRadio
 

general22

Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2009
Messages
39
Location
Ontario
All off new bell Sat. You dont think they send them guys up there just to cruise around in space do you lol. Data packs are awsome...
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top