Terminal Mount Antenna for FirstNet Band 14
FirstNet is a dedicated communications tool for First Responders in the US. It is an isolated network to provide faster critical information and data-sharing between First Responders and their agencies. New FirstNet devices are being deployed to allow for the multitude of services and applications which will be using the network for the following mission-critical applications:
- Computer-aided dispatch (vehicle location)
- EMS Electronic Patient Care Reporting
- Vehicle Mounted RMS/ Citations/ Scanners
- Video Streaming
This antenna has superior performance over wide-bands compared to traditional whip antennas. Up to 90% efficiency and with a minimum 2.3dBi peak gain over all cellular bands result when mounted on a 30×30 cm ground plane. Stable radiation patterns over low angles provide consistent gain in the horizontal plane, meaning that it is especially suitable for cellular applications.
A unique indent tab on the base of the antenna allows a wrench to be used to solidly lock the antenna on top of its mounting location, where an N-type female connector juts out from a metal panel. Waterproof O-rings around the bottom base prevent water from leaking under the antenna.
The FNS.01.1F11 antenna is IP67 waterproof and IP69K resistant against high-pressure water jets in commercial cleaning environments, which makes the antenna ideal for FirstNet Band 14 applications either in indoor or in harsh outdoor environments.