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Scanner and CDM Mounting

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So i am thinking about mounting a scanner (BCD996XT) and a Moto CDM 1250 in a SpectrumForce Desk Mount. I realize I need to keep the antennas a half wave length apart (at least) and I plan on keeping Close Call off on the scanner to prevent Rx'ing everything I Tx.

Any other issues I may run into with them being so close together?
 

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I have CDM's on the same shelves as my scanners and there is no problem. Keeping the antennas as far away as you can will help.

Just make sure your power supply is capable of powering the scanners at the same time you are transmitting on the CDM, if you skimp on the PS you will regret it.
 

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It's the 25w model cdm. I'm thinking 20amp power supply should be sufficient for more than just the cdm and 2 scanners.
 

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I don't know if you have the CPS to program the CDM, but if you do, you can also set the transmit power by software. High power for a 25w unit can be set to anything from 1 to 25 watts.
 

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I do have the CPS. And unfortunately I need all 25 watts if the situation arises where I do need it. I am only worried about how close they will be in relation to each other when stacked in this mount, not the antenna distance.
 

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The mounting shouldn't be an issue. Stacking of a Uniden scanner and a Motorola CDM1250 happens thousands of times a day in police and EMS cars out there. Both are designed to play nice with their neighbours.
 
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