MSP Hockey Puck antennas

AZDon

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Can someone tell me what are the two round 8” diameter hockey puck antennas mounted on the roof of MSP squad cars in Macomb County?
 

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Can someone tell me what are the two round 8” diameter hockey puck antennas mounted on the roof of MSP squad cars in Macomb County?
I live in Macomb County, Michigan and I've never seen anything like that. You say it was round correct?

I've seen something like this on the TV show "Live PD". They're used for the video feed to satellites. I'll ask around.

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I see them frequently in Berrien County.

Yeah just like in the pic, except there are only two, they are on the back edge of the roof, they are round and black. Ok, so not much like the pic, but it's possible they serve the same function.
 

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I don't know about those counties, but m vehicle has 2 round black antennas like you describe, they are for the 800mhz radios in my vehicle. Just a different form of a whipless antenna. If I remember right, they are marketed more towards transit, like busses and such. So that would be my guess. I have seen GPS/MDT antennas look like that too.
 

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I think maybe one GPS & the other for MDC? There is also quite often a black cylinder-shaped antenna, about one to one-and-a-half inches tall, which is for the MPSCS radio. I've noticed a lot of county & city cars sporting these lately, too.
 

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Believe one of the two black cylinder antennas Is used for the MDC Verizon Data Network. Could MSP be using the low profile antennas in question for vehicle repeaters?
 

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Those are antennas for the vehicles, they have two different cellular connections on them, one is for the MDC and one is for the camera system for remote uploading of video.
 
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