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Motorola Spectrum Series Installation Manual

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Spectrum Series™
Base Loaded Mobile Antennas
Motorola Inc.
1301 E. Algonquin Rd.,
6880309C12-F
Schaumburg, IL 60196-1078, U.S.A.

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  • Page 1: Installation Manual

    Title Page Spectrum Series™ Base Loaded Mobile Antennas Installation Manual Motorola Inc. 1301 E. Algonquin Rd., 6880309C12-F Schaumburg, IL 60196-1078, U.S.A.

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    No duplication or distribution of this document or any portion thereof shall take place without the express written permission of Motorola. No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose without the express written permission of Motorola.

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    D A N G E R Since April 3, 1994, the warranty on Spectrum antennas have been changed to one year. Motorola manufactured Spectrum antennas are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a Important period of (1) one year from the date of shipment.

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    C a u t i o n prevent moisture from damaging the contact. Installation Where to Mount the Antenna General Motorola recommends that mobile antennas be located as follows: Recommended Antenna Location Standard Metal Passenger vehicles Recommended Location Standard metal passenger vehicles...

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    Mobile Antenna Installation Mobile Antenna Installation Mobile Radio Operation and EME Exposure Observe the following caution and electromagnetic energy exposure (EME) statements when installing antennas: Use caution when installing antennas with mobile radio equipment using transmitter powers in excess of 7 W. C a u t i o n NOTE: For low power mobile radios (7 W or less), there are no antenna type or installation restrictions.

  • Page 6: Antenna Assembly Instructions

    Mobile Antenna Installation Antenna Assembly Instructions If antenna mount has not been installed, refer to the Antenna Mount Installation instructions. Assemble the antenna assembly (except the whip) onto the mounting base as shown in Figure 1. 1. Place the lock washer on stud loading coil/base housing. 2.

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    • Soldering iron, 40 – 75 watts 1. Drill a 3/4” hole in the vehicle with antenna hole cutting saw, Motorola part # RPX-4378A, and remove all burrs. The antenna hold saw will remove paint in a narrow ring around hole to assure good metal contact between vehicle and mount.

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    Mobile Antenna Installation Locking Nut 43-83881B01 (Plated) O-Ring 42-83940B01 Bushing Assembly Holes for holding the Bushing Cap Insulator with Long Nose Pliers Cable Car Roof Paint removed in Ring Figure 4. 4. Insert spanner wrench, part # 66-80371A75 or the tops of a needle nose pliers in bushing assembly to prevent mount assembly from slipping.

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    Before installing the connector, cut off any excess length of cable (at the radio end) to avoid unnecessary signal loss. When the necessary preparations have been made, install the connector using the following steps: UHF Connector (Motorola part # 28-82021G01) 1. Disassemble the connector as shown in Figure 2.

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    8. Connect cable to antenna connector on radio set. Tighten coupling ring cross section of final assembly as shown in Figure NOTE: Coupling ring and plug sub assembly comprise of Motorola part number: 28-82021G01. TEFLON Washer (470MHZ and higher) 04-84506K01...

  • Page 11: Installation Instructions

    Mobile Antenna Installation Mini-UHF Connector Installation #28-84606M01 Installation Instructions Use Motorola tool part # 66-80388A26 (Refer to Figure 1. Slip ferrule and collar onto cable. See Figure 2. Prepare cable to strip dimensions as per Figure 3. Insert stripped cable into plug body until conductor is exposed (front end) and dielectric bottoms inside body.

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    Mobile Antenna Installation Base of Pin Suggested Crimp Area Tip of Pin 2 mm Figure 9. Coaxial Cable Stripping Dimensions Flared Braid Ferrule Connector Body Collar Cable Inserted into Connector Body Crimp Center Contact after Protruding Inserting Cable Center Conductor Push Ferrule Forward over Braid.

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    Mobile Antenna Installation Dim. A = 15/16" Dim. B = 19/32" Dim. C = 19/64" MAEPF-27623-O Figure 11. Table 2 Spectrum Antennas Max Power Frequency MHz Gain Duty Antenna Only Roof Mount Kit Trunk Lid Mount Kit Magnet Mount Kit Watts 30 –...

  • Page 14: Tuning The Antenna

    Mobile Antenna Installation Table 2 Spectrum Antennas (Continued) Max Power Frequency MHz Gain Duty Antenna Only Roof Mount Kit Trunk Lid Mount Kit Magnet Mount Kit Watts 496 – 512 5 dB Heavy RAE-4016A RAE-4016ARA RAE-4016ATA RAE-4016AMA With Low Loss Cable With Low Loss Cable 406 –...

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    Mobile Antenna Installation 6. Use the adjustment range of the whip in the adaptor in order to minimize the VSWR. 7. Insert the shorter part of the allen wrench into the screw and tighten the set screw at tight as yo can by hand.

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    Spectrum™ by Motorola Spectrum™ by Motorola Cutting chart lengths are approximate. Whip length will wary with type of vehicle, mount location and type of mount. Cut 1-1/2 inches longer than chart length, then trim for minimum reflected power. Standard (No Spring)

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    Spectrum™ by Motorola Standard (No Spring) Heavy Duty Spring...

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    Spectrum™ by Motorola Standard (No Spring) Heavy Duty Spring...

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    Spectrum™ by Motorola Spectrum™ by Motorola Cutting chart lengths are approximate. Whip length will wary with type of vehicle, mount location and type of mount. Cut 1-1/2 inches longer than chart length, then trim for minimum reflected power. Standard (No Spring)

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    Spectrum™ by Motorola Standard (No Spring) Heavy Duty Spring...

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    Motorola Inc. 1301 E. Algonquin Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60196-1078, U.S.A. MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and ASTRO are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2000 – 2010 by Motorola, Inc.

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