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Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby mrs1 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 am

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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Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby NSPD » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 am

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.
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Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby mrs1 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:30 am

Another less desirable alternative would be using the Motorola adapter above followed by a BNC to TNC adapter...

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Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby NSPD » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm

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.
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Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby mrs1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:11 am

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.

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Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

Postby escomm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 am

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


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