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Saber III VHF Antenna Adapter

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Recently picked up a Saber III VHF from ebay. Unit came complete with everything I need. However, I'm running into a problem attaching the speaker mic (NMN6166C). The plastic bracket that goes over the antenna has a small extender that allows the antenna to be screwed in once its in place. The extender will only screw into the radio about 1/2 turn, which tells me the thread pattern is different. The antenna screws into to the top of the extender just fine, and the antenna screws into the radio just fine. I notice that the extender has a center pin in it, which leads me to believe that it might be for an 800mhz radio vs. VHF.

Can anyone confirm this or point me to someplace that I might be able to purchase the proper extender so that I can attach the speaker mic?

Optionally I could clip off the bracket, but it looks to be used for strain relief and I'd rather not do that.

Thanks in advance.
 

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You have an Astro Saber speaker mic. The Astro Digital Sabers use SMA coaxial style antenna connectors.

The regular analog series like you have use a solid MX style connector. You can just rotate the part out of the way and just use the set screw to hold the mic on. Or you could probably trade it easily enough.
 
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That's what I assumed. I was able to screw the extender all the way out, so I'd like to find the MX part and keep the speaker mic intact.

Any ideas where to track down the proper part? Or find a part number?
 
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