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Vic Police UHF Antennas

Postby esocomms » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:25 am

Hi all. Does anyone know the brand and model of the UHF antennas and the spring bases they are mounted to as installed on Vic Police cars?
I am looking for a better quality antenna to replace mine andif these are good enough and rugged enough, I would like to get one too for the UHF!

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Postby Car RAMROD » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:19 pm

Don't assume because its used by the police that its good!
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Postby esocomms » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:43 pm

:) Normally I dont, but they obviously work well otherwise VicPol would have found a new supplier and used something different surely!
I know I may be corrected here!!
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Postby rgg066 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:23 am

As it happens, they are a very robust ground independent antenna, designed to be bullbar mounted, where no ground plane is available.

Most CB Radio shops either stock them or can order them in.

They are made by Polar Electronic Industries in Moorabbin. Speaking from expereience, they are an ideal 4WD UHF CB aerial, but they really should be bullbar mounted as they are too heavy for those z type brackets mounted beside the bonnet or boot lid as they WILL rip them off.
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Postby esocomms » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:16 pm

Thanks for the reply RG066. Do you think they would be suitable for mounting on a boot lip mount on the bonnet? I am getting a 76mm nudge bar for the AWD I may need to mount it here?!!

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Postby rgg066 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:01 pm

Sorry for the late reply. I'm sure I ticked the box to notify me when a reply was posted and it didn't work.

Once you've bought one you will see why they need to be mounted to a bar of some description They weigh a bit, but are a VERY robust item and not suited to anything that moves or flexes.

In your case, go for the Nudge Bar to mount it if you don't want to get a Bull Bar.
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Postby melbourneradio » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 am

hi

you can also go for the mobile one virsion much ceaper does the same job
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Postby rgg066 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:31 pm

Of course you can go for the cheaper Mobile 1 copy, but having seen both in use in numerous 4wd applications, the Polar is certainly the tougher of the two brands by a LONG way.

I distinctly remember 1 year in the Wynn's Safai/Rally, when the Polar was the only uhf antenna to survive!
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