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which antenna?!

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which antenna?!

Postby paulabdou » Tue May 31, 2011 11:03 pm

I have a XTS 5000 VHF.

Which antenna would work better... the standard fat one thats 8 inches tall, which has the lettering 'motorola' on the side

-or-


6 inches tall, much more skinny, lettering 'motorola VHF'




i know both of them are vhf, but i was wondering which one would be better, the skinny one is much newer than the old one

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Re: which antenna?!

Postby kotaguchi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:54 am

The 8 inch is great if you have freqs from the low 136MHz to the upper 174MHz but if you have freqs in like the 150-160MHz range,the 6 inch band specific antenna would be more ideal since the antenna is specifically tuned to that range.
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Re: which antenna?!

Postby SoCalRescue » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:30 pm

@ Ko. I am thinking about buying a 450-520 APX series antenna because I need a new antenna for my XTS5000 and I like the style of that antenna better. Will it work on my XTS5000? I would prefer the straight stiffer antenna (that of the APX) compared to the standard one.

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Re: which antenna?!

Postby kotaguchi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:34 pm

Yes,it will work.Same connector.
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Re: which antenna?!

Postby SoCalRescue » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:05 pm

Thanks. I know what I am going to buy now :-)
Are you enjoying your APX?

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Re: which antenna?!

Postby kotaguchi » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:13 am

sure am.:)
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