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Moto VHF Stubby antenna question

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I purchased two VHF stubby antennas from two different sellers. When they arrived I realized they were different in length by about 3/8" The slightly longer antenna works much better on the ham bands which is the band I am using.

I knew the full length VHF Moto antennas came in different freq ranges identified by color but how do you tell the stubby ones apart as they are not colored coded like the full size models?

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Well I did some checking after I read your post Grog and although they both came in sealed moto bags, only the one that works great actually has the label "motorola" on the antenna itself. The other has no labels at all.

Not sure...maybe its not actually a moto part...I did get it from Ebay but since it was in a sealed bag with moto icons on it....I took a chance.
 

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As a side note, the factory VHF stubby for the HT1000 is not marked either, but several sources confirm it is factory, plus I got mine from a dude who does a ton of factory OEM sales. I have a couple UHF saber stubbies somewhere, but can't remember if they are marked or not, I think they are though.

Can you post the links of who you got them from? It might help a bit.


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There are egay sellers who sell counterfeit /\/\ stuff all the time, so everyone should be careful when buying there. If you ordered they both from the same person and they are supposed to be the same model, then something is really fishy :lol:
 
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I got them from separate sellers. I bet I got the 150-162 model instead of the 146-162 or whatever it is model. I have done some further research and discovered they do come in different ranges.

I have a motorola online account so I checked there first but they didn't list but one stubby for the AS so thats why I posted here. Thanks for the help.
 
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