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APX8000 Antenna options?

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APX8000 Antenna options?

Postby Wg8PM4 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am

I'm developing a bruise on my left armpit from the antenna on the APX8000. I'm exaggerating abit, but its pretty absurdly long. I have a fleet of these going into service shortly, primarily operating on UHF2 and 7/800 band. I still need to monitor VHF with *some* reliability. any other options?

I've seen NYPD use the MTS2000 style UHF whips on their APX6000's. Can the 800mhz Whip cover UHF2 as a 1/4 band? You guys are certainly the subject matter experts.

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Re: APX8000 Antenna options?

Postby PropellorHead » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:47 pm

I think the issue is the work that antenna has to do. So I know for our APX's, the antenna needs to support VHF, UHF, 7/800, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. I'm not sure if you can cover all that with the skinny UHF antenna. Now if none of those things concern you, then you probably won't have an issue.

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Re: APX8000 Antenna options?

Postby N4DES » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:33 pm

Did you look at the PMAS4001A antenna that is UHF/700/800? It is a tad over 7" and not that bad vs the 8" APX 8K antenna.
I don't know what the performance on VHF would be, but if you are only listening it might be worth the $30.00 gamble.

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