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800MHz stubby antenna - how long?

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How long is a typical TE connector (ie MRK, LPE, Jag etc) 800 MHz stubby / helical / whatever you like to call 'em hand portable antenna? Just wondering if one would work on my MRK and fit neatly in one of my carry pack compartments...
 

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3 and 3/4" (above the plane of the radio connector) for the OEM 800 MHz whip, 3 and 3/8" for the Larsen "Spots" blue tipped whip.

The M/A-Com (now Harris) 3 dB gain 5/8 wave whip antenna is 6 and 7/8" long. It gives 3 dB more
signal strength than the whip and is definitely worth having.

The 800 MHz stubby antennas are about 2 inches long and have about 3 dB LESS performance than
the standard 3 and 3/4" whip. I do not recommend them at all. Their poor performance outweighs
their conveniently small size.


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