UHF Antenna & LED Lights Mounting Question

jluisi86

Member
Jul 12, 2010
125
Poconos, PA
I am running a Motorola CDM1550 LS+ in the 450-527MHz range with the proper antenna of course mounted on the top of my back-rack. I want to install Whelen LINZ6 on the back-rack also and might want to install one right under the antenna mount which is going to put the antenna and LED light within 2-3" of each other. Is this ok? or will it cause interference? I know with strobes they can cause interference with radios and such but I don’t know if the LED light head will... Thanks!
 

PC Comms

Member
May 30, 2010
1,881
Beautiful southern Georgia!
The LEDs shouldn't cause any interference. The primary reason for the interference from the strobes was because of the high voltage discharge involved with them when they would flash.
 

Bizkitjmd1

Member
May 21, 2010
187
CT in good old US of A
You will be good. If you use a shielded cable for the Linz it could help against any interference that shows up.
 

robertwrackl

Member
Jun 3, 2010
16
USA NY
I am a dispatcher for my town police and fire communications center. I am also a volunteer firefighter. We operate in the UHF spectrum and we have experienced interference when the antennas are placed in close proximety to led's with self contained flashers, especially lightbars.
 

jluisi86

Member
Jul 12, 2010
125
Poconos, PA
No light bar here at all. The light head does have its own flasher though... I cant see it causing interference but if it does for some reason ill just re-mount it somewhere.


Or i can just temp. mount the light head right next to the antenna and test it out and see what happens...
 

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