Just the Facts, Ma’am: Key Considerations for Selecting and Installing Antennas for Public Safety Vehicles

Adam Alevy, Vice President of Technology,
Laird’s Infrastructure Antenna Systems Group

Some people get nutty about Star Wars collectibles. Some people are bonkers for the Boston Red Sox. Others lose themselves in old stamps from countries that don’t even exist anymore. That is all well and good, but I geek out when it comes to old radio and antenna technology, especially the wireless systems that were in the police cars from back when I was growing up. All the better if they resemble the ones from the cop shows with chase scenes that were all the rage on tv then—on all three channels being broadcast at the time! Websites like this one about public safety radios from that period are essentially a virtual museum of wireless technology from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. It was a simpler time for sure: One police car, one radio and one antenna. MORE

When Tower Design Meets the Real World: How Antenna Selection Must Adapt During the Site Development Phase of a New Tower Build

John Keating, P.E., EVP of Market Operations
Centerline Solutions

This article is Part 2 in a series that Antenna Systems & Technology has invited me to write about how antenna selection evolves over the course of a new wireless tower project, impacted by factors that emerge during each of the three phases of these projects:

  • The initial RF design and antenna selection phase
  • The site development phase, which includes site Engineering, leasing and permitting; and
  • The final phase of tower construction and testing MORE
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