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New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby MT2000 man » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:50 am

Good day all,

I was looking online and saw this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Motorola-XTS5000-UH ... 4cf6c2fa9f

Anyone know what antenna this is ? I would assume this stubby UHF antenna is only meant for the new(er) APX line, but will it also work well on the XTS series ?

Anyone have any experience with this little guy in the field ?

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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby FireCpt809 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:10 pm

Its a Mototrbo UHF/GPS antenna . Its has a SMA connector.

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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby kotaguchi » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 pm

Those Mototrbo antennas are also fairly cheap at around $10.00 list for those stubby antennas while the Jedi/XTS and Astro Saber stubby antennas are about $15.00+for the stubby antennas.

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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby rc50won » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:59 pm

Hey K did you just give up on VHF on the APX? There is a slighty longer UHF/GPS antenna that is stock on the XPR6550 UHF MotoTRBO handheld.

I also discovered a dual band whip that works much better on UHF than any of the stock Moto antennas. Comet SMA503. A few of the locals have converted to it with good results. You will need an SMA barrel adapter for it to work.

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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby Tom in D.C. » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:42 pm

Another really short dualbander is the Maldol AH209 which, if it's still being made, comes in standard BNC and SMA/male, here again needing the double-female barrel adapter to work the current Motorola units. I haven't tried it at any great distance from my local repeaters but it does key them up and give full-strength RSS readings. The thing is that the antenna is very short which is a definite virtue when you're trying to lug an APX radio, even with the short battery. One other short supposed TRIPLE band HT antenna is the Miracle Baby which is definitely inferior in its receive function/gain/usability.

And just to confirm a report shown above, the antenna on the radio in the photo is definitely a TRBO UHF unit.
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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby Will » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:19 pm

I like my full 1/4 wave antennas, not moto, on UHF, and I am sticking to it!

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Re: New kind of M UHF Stubby antenna ??

Postby com501 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Anything shorter than 1/4 wavelength is a compromise. Why would you take an already poor performing radio (a handheld, low power, and no ground plane) and make it worse yet by installing a helical wound dummy load?


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