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MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby JRUTA » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:20 am

As it reads, will a Mototrbo antenna work properly on an XTS25k? (vhf, non GPS)

Thanks,
John

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby tdats » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:10 am

It looks like a trbo antenna will fit on an XTS radio, not sure if it works properly though. It does seem to thread on fine, and make connection with the center pin.

My XTS is an 800, but all of our trbo stuff is UHF, so I can't really do a good test other than seeing that it does screw on, and that I do get some signal on the 800 with the UHF antenna on it.

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby FireCpt809 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:18 am

I use a PMAD4086a VHF on my XTS5000 works fine. Its shorter and the rounded tip doesn't get caught up in my bunker gear as easily
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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby escomm » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:19 am

I have had customers use TRBO antennas on XTS radios with no ill effects

I know you can use the NAF5037A on the XPR6580 and Motorola says they do not "sanction" it but off the record they say it's OK

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby JRUTA » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:21 am

Thanks all who replied. Yeah, I like the idea of a shorter antenna, and the rounded tip not to catch on anything.

John

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby N4KVE » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:38 am

I use Jedi antennas on my Trbo equipment, so I don't see why it wouldn't work the other way around. GARY

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby JRUTA » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:10 pm

Thanks Gary

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby chartofmaryland » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:20 pm

Trbo antenna's are working just fine on APX's as well . . . .

PMAD4095 has better responses on return loss tests then the Visar's for the upper end of VHF

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby NickH » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:59 am

I run the VHF TRBO antenna on my APX's since they're over an inch shorter. They work great!

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Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Postby JRUTA » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:57 am

Thanks all. Got my PMAD4094 Trbo antenna and its been working great so far.
John


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