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Best antenna for XTS 5000 UHF R2

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Apr 13, 2020
Just picked up an XTS5000 UHFR2, however it did not come with an antenna when I ordered it. Just looking for the best performing UHF antenna that will work best in the R2 band (450-520). Preferably OEM but it is not required. Also, I am not very interested in looking into the short stubby antennas that are less than two inches, instead I am looking for a good performer that is 5 inches or taller. Thanks.


Reverted to False Posting Guy
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Oct 4, 2007
8505241U05 whip, the best UHF antenna you can get for that radio. Covers the entire UHF band up to 520 MHz.

If you're unable to find one of those, try model NAE6549A. I believe they're functionally identical, and the only difference is that one has specs of 380-520 and the other 403-520, but regardless both will work for your application.
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