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HT1000 and gooseneck antenna

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Getting some conflicting info from different sources, would rather ask the pros before I make any investment.
Can I (realistically) use a gooseneck antenna on an HT1000? I've heard yes, I've heard no, I've heard yes, with an adapter.
 

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What is a gooseneck antenna? What works best for a Motorola portable, is the Motorola antenna designed for the band for the radio that you are using. Anything outside of that is a compromise, unless you are talking about a mobile antenna and using an SMA connector and coax cable.
 

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Use the correct antenna as rescue161 posted. There are a lot of knockoff antennas out there and you do NOT want to cause damage to your radio's transmitter. The OP did not state what band HT1000.

VHF antenna 136-151 range 8.1 in Red color code
151-162 range 7.3" Black color code
 

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Use the correct antenna as rescue161 posted. There are a lot of knockoff antennas out there and you do NOT want to cause damage to your radio's transmitter. The OP did not state what band HT1000.

VHF antenna 136-151 range 8.1 in Red color code
151-162 range 7.3" Black color code
I apologize, it is a VHF band. This is a part of the redundancies in communication for family and my self, and living in here in Hurricane Central, it would be best to count on no repeater, no cell phone, and was not sure of an after market antenna would be a worthy investment
 

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I use several commercial radios on ham frequencies and as an official storm spotter. The best performance comes from the factory antenna for the frequency range and radio in use. "Gimmick" antennas like a flexible one are often as useless as a dummy load.
 

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I apologize, it is a VHF band. This is a part of the redundancies in communication for family and my self, and living in here in Hurricane Central, it would be best to count on no repeater, no cell phone, and was not sure of an after market antenna would be a worthy investment
It probably wouldn't be of much use. You might achive a mile or two between handhelds if you had a clear channel.
 

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Thank you all for your help, I really do appreciate the assistance
 

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I remember back in the Batlabs days where the conversation of stubby vs whip ( on either UHF or VHF ) would come up all the time. The general consensus was to always go with the OEM whip version of whatever your band split is and the radio will be at its peak performance ( providing its tuned and aligned ).
 

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Motorola PMPD4067C IS another good antenna for the HT1000, covers 136 to 147, Shorter at 6 3/4 inches.
 
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