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Old LMR aftermarket stuff from the 70's and 80's

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RFI-EMI-GUY

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1) I am trying to find the vendor of a device manufactured in the 80's to convert a Mostar mobile into a porta-mobile. I think it was Gamber Johnson. Basically it was a battery box with a handle that would accept a Mostar sized radio. It was marketed at a time when 800 MHz portables were MX360 sized 5 channel behemoths. Who made this? I would like to find a part number or catalog sheet. Actually would like to find one of these.

2) In the mid 70's one of the big mobile antenna companies came up with a covert UHF antenna that mounted below the speaker hole of a vehicle's rear package shelf and used the vehicle roof and windows as a waveguide. It was sort of a cavity type antenna. I don't think it took off because folks were getting concerned about getting fried with RF at about that time. Does anyone recall the ads for this? Who sold it?
 

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The 'package tray' antenna was a wave guide type that the open end mounted in place of the rear deck speaker. UHF 460 range.
 

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OK Thanks for the quick answer on #2. Has anyone an answer to #1?

1) I am trying to find the vendor of a device manufactured in the 80's to convert a Mostar mobile into a porta-mobile. I think it was Gamber Johnson. Basically it was a battery box with a handle that would accept a Mostar sized radio. It was marketed at a time when 800 MHz portables were MX360 sized 5 channel behemoths. Who made this? I would like to find a part number or catalog sheet. Actually would like to find one of these.
 
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