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CVPI4Ever

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I am not good at identifying antennas from a distance.

Anyone know what all those antennas OSHP has are for? an accompanying pic would be helpful
 

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The state fair is going on right now. Last year they had a highway patrol car that you could walk right up to and see all of the antennas and radios for.

They had (if I remember correctly):
Low band
High band
Scanner
UHF PAC-RT
MARCS
MDT
CB

Maybe more.
 

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Low band - the big floppy one on the driver's side rear fender
High band - usually in the center of the trunk lid, bottom loaded, ~3ft whip
Scanner - antenna on the right or left side of the trunk, may have 2 center loading coils
UHF PAC-RT - small antenna usually mounted on the light bar
MARCS - 800 MHz pigtail antenna on the roof
MDT - 800 MHz pigtail antenna on the roof
CB - CB antenna on the left or right side of the trunk

Tom WA8PYR
 

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What about one in the center rear of the roof that looks to be about 1 inch high and about 3-4 inches around? AVL? GPS?
 

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FPO703 said:
What about one in the center rear of the roof that looks to be about 1 inch high and about 3-4 inches around? AVL? GPS?
Could be 800mhz antenna. Its a different manufactor of antennas. Antennex......
 

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FPO703 said:
What about one in the center rear of the roof that looks to be about 1 inch high and about 3-4 inches around? AVL? GPS?
That would be the GPS antenna.

Mike
 

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wa8pyr said:
MARCS - 800 MHz pigtail antenna on the roof
MDT - 800 MHz pigtail antenna on the roof
I'm seeing quite a few using a 1/4 wave for one of the 800 MHz antennas (pigtail for the other) here in NW Ohio.

Mike
 

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If I could get away with taking a photo of the tail end of one of the Post 4 (Ashtabula County Post) without being shot at by one of these guys, I'd try to get a close up for you all to look at.
 

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FPO703 said:
If I could get away with taking a photo of the tail end of one of the Post 4 (Ashtabula County Post) without being shot at by one of these guys, I'd try to get a close up for you all to look at.
Why would you "get shot"? You have every right to look at it. Just ask first.
 

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First attempt at this so I hope it works. Older picture of cruier and I can't remember where it came from.
 

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Sorry forgot to label them: Left to right: Low band. On the trunk: scanner, C.B., scanner,extended range antenna for the mobile video mic. AM/FM antenna on right rear. What I see missing is the usual VHF high band usually located on the left or right fender. On Roof: 800 for radio, center rear GPS, then the 800 for mobile commputer. Attached to the light bar the uhf MRE antenna.
 

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OSP Car antennas....

CVPI4Ever said:
I am not good at identifying antennas from a distance. Anyone know what all those antennas OSHP has are for? an accompanying pic would be helpful
These help any? Side view of AM/FM antenna, CB, Low Band, Hi Band, In Car camera audio antenna, all on the trunk lid - Rooftop is GPS and MARCS mobile antenna....A couple (passenger side & driver's side view of the interior, MDT's radio equipment and a shot of the stuff crammed into the trunk to make it all go!!!! See below......
 
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OSP Cars

CVPI4Ever said:
Steve, thats the pic I was looking for. Thanks!
That was just about all the angles I could get. Hope that helps. One of the guys stopped by the office after he got his MDT & we "took a tour" of his car!!!!! Steve/Gallia :)
 

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Nice pics, sad to see the cruisers in the plain white. I miss the charcoal grey with the gold 3m striping.
 

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shaft said:
Nice pics, sad to see the cruisers in the plain white. I miss the charcoal grey with the gold 3m striping.
Me, too. Those white cruisers have to be a pain to keep clean in the winter...
 
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