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W8VFD

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Curious as well

I don't have much to offer but am curious as well to hear what others have to say since we're considering installing a radio in our Fire Department Gator.
 

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I've seen a couple where they used an "L" bracket to mount an NMO mount. 150 mhz range.

Did see one with a low band whip, but could not get close.

I'm in a fairly rural area and all the local VFD's have a gator or mule.

Never googled it - but bet you could find something.
 

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Does it have a roof?

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Not a Gator, but a Polaris Ranger.

Motorola CDM-750 VHF, 45 watts.
1/4 wave whip on the roof.
Power fed directly off the battery.
The radio is in the glove box with a remote head set up under the dash.
External speakers are pretty much required due to the noise of the machines.

We've got some other one with "L" brackets off the roll cage.
 

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I've seen a couple where they used an "L" bracket to mount an NMO mount. 150 mhz range.

Did see one with a low band whip, but could not get close.

I'm in a fairly rural area and all the local VFD's have a gator or mule.

Never googled it - but bet you could find something.
I was going to suggest the same, with an L bracket on the roll cage (or an NMO mount in to the cowling/wheel well), quarter wave antenna and an NMO mount. I used a similar configuration on a tractor a while back. There are also antennas which don't require a ground plane that might be handy if it's all fiberglass or some kind of plastic.
 

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I dont have pictures but we installed a M1225 on low power (5 watts) with a l shaped bracket on the front fender. If you pull the hood off you can see the steel running along there. Its not ideal, but it was further away from the driver than mounting it on the bed rail. For the most part we have no issues. We operate on VHF so a 1/4 wave antenna with a spring is what i put on.
 
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