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Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 am
by mrs1
Hello,

I'd like to test the performance of a Harris antenna (RF-3150-AT152), which is a foldable 48.5" design, with some GP380 (HT1250) handheld radios. The radios are low band (29.7–42MHz).

Is anyone aware of any adapter allowing a TNC antenna on the Waris series radios?

The GP380/HT1250 use MX type connector or SMA? I've read posts mentioning one or the other... By looking at the Motorola BNC adapter #HLN9756, it seems to be a male SMA?

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Thanks!

Mike

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 am
by NSPD
They have an MX Connector. If you find an adapter let me know i’ve been looking. Best option may be an antenna separation kit.

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:30 am
by mrs1
Another less desirable alternative would be using the Motorola adapter above followed by a BNC to TNC adapter...

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm
by NSPD
I think attaching one of those giant whip antennas to an HT1250 in itself (assuming you had an antenna with a native MX connector) would put an excessive amount of stress on the antenna jack. Even more so with two adapters.

I’m assuming this isn’t an application where the radio could be separated from the antenna with a cable, I.e. body armor.

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:11 am
by mrs1
No, I wasn't thinking of separating the antenna from the radio.

I'll buy two adapters while I'm searching for a single adapter and see how well it works. I'll post a pic of the setup.

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 am
by escomm
It's an MX threaded adapter but not an MX flat base. OP's pic looks a lot like the OEM RF adapter for the Waris radios