After I was getting the WOKI H900S walkie talkie, I had putting more attention about walkie talkie and it accessories. Once in awhile, I do come across some cars install with various kind of antenna, and make it a unique among the others. This is the antenna used for trunked radio.
Today, I came across a WIRA car install with maybe 5, 6 or even 7 antenna at the back of his car. I was astonished and surprised on the setup. While I was stepping near the car, the car driver winds down his window and said hi to me.
Why Trunked Radio
The friendly Malay driver steps out from his car and having a short conversation with me. He told me the antenna is for trunked radio communication system but not for walkie talkie system. He is using Kenwood trunk radio system to communicate with his logistic fleet.
He agreed that most of the antenna is idle beside the one which he actually is using. However, as most of the young man, putting up a bundle of antenna on his car make him looks outstanding among the others.
I was asking him why not he is using a walkie talkie as myself is using, and he just teased on me. The trunked radio he currently using is having a wide coverage up to 50km, or even larger. This is one of the main advantages for installing the trunk radio.
How to Install a Trunk Radio
I was buying a pair of WOKI 2 way radio and we could start communication within my family freely
without any other consideration. The Malay driver reminds me that getting a trunked radio requires to obtain a license from Malaysia authority department. This is because the frequency used by trunked radio is a control channel by the authority to ensure communication is out leak.
Our local police, fire fighting team are all using the trunked radio system, so that the authority need to ensure there are no cross line.
Where to install the Trunk Radio
The trunk radio antenna is installed at the local walkie talkie shop which also selling the trunk radio. He also told me the shop also comes with comprehensive walkie talkie accessories and repair service.
I say thank you and good bye with the friendly Malay guy, before my leaving, I was snapping this bundle of trunked radio antenna to record I did came across the scene.