What is the best antenna for my application ?
speaking the longer the antenna the better the range, In order to achieve the best performance
out of a mobile antenna it should be mounted on the highest part of the vehicle and it should be in the centre of the vehicle.
is the truth about coax cable lengths ?
The coax cable should be as short as possible
and if In situations where the antenna is already tuned i.e.: UHF and pre-tuned
27Mhz antennas, the length is not important but still should be as short as possible.
What can be done about excessive noise ?
Excessive noise can be the hardest thing to eliminate, the best advice is to contact Peter at Mobile One or your local Dick Smith Electronics store for a Noise Reduction Kit or advice as to
how you can reduce the noise, See Noise problems in "How to Tune"
Where is the best place to put my antenna ?
With base antennas the best place for them is as high as possible and as far away from TV antennas as possible, If you do have to mount the antenna near a TV antenna then the best place is
directly on top and at least one metre apart.
What is Gain ?
Simply put gain is achieved by the antennas
ability to radiate its signal close to the horizon reducing the amount of signal
directed upward and is usually stated in dB over a 1/2 wave Dipole.
What is SWR ?
SWR stands for "Standing Wave Ratio" and
is the ratio of the amount signal standing in the coax to the amount of signal radiating from the antenna. A SWR of 1.5 to 1 or better is quite acceptable.
Do you need spare parts for your Mobile One antenna? - How annoying when you lose the tip off your antenna! We
at Mobile One appreciate our customers need for spare bits & pieces so we will try to make it easy for you
Simply call us on 02-46556677 Let us know what part of your Mobile One Product you need and we will post it to you, the same day. Or if you know the part you need or if you can describe the part or state the code just e-mail Sales firstname.lastname@example.org