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OSP Car Antenna Question-Dual Band Antenna

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WA8NPR

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Mounted on the trunk lip of the OSP cars that I have seen is a MAXRAD chrome 2db/5db Dual Band Collinear for 155/453 or on some cars the shorter black BMAX150/450 dual band antenna.

I am guessing that this antenna is for the VHF LEERN radio, but I was wondering if anyone knew what would the UHF side be utilized? Also, I am wondering why they are using a dual band antennas, in lieu of either 1/4 wave or 5/8 wave (Antenna Specialist 5/8 waves that they had used for many years) as the VHF antenna on their cars.

Any information would be appreciated.

Regards, Rich
 

traumacop

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Troopers in the Licking County area still use VRS on 465.525 for the handhelds.

No one but the State would think of using a dual band antenna and a duplexer instead of cutting two holes in the trunk.
 
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