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Jedi/XTS series antenna suggestion

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Hello all and thanks for reading.

I would like the forum readers input on the best performing handheld antennas that fit the XTS3000/MTSX
series of radios. It is my understanding xts3000 and mtsx radios use the same antennas. Bands of interest are VHF (145-160mhz) and UHF (443-470). Essentially I need the VHF to cover 2m ham, MURS and marine. I need the UHF to cover 70cm FM and GMRS. I would like no longer than 8 inches.

For VHF, in the past I have used the motorola dipole 8505518V01. I was satisfied and am leaning to this. Anything better?

For UHF, I see a variety of options, but wonder if something will provide better reception in my band of interest. I don't live in a major metropolis, so I don't need UHF-T band coverage. I believe my uhf radio (hamfest bargain) came with one of those wideband 5 inch antennas, which I find performs quite poorly compared to the stock vhf/uhf antenna off of a wouxun. That is for UHF 5 inch OEM poor, wouxun antenna on the moto's worked great, but it does look funny, hence I don't like.

Thanks,

KB5UDF->W5JAB
 
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I can't say anything as as far as the VHF antenna but as far as the PMA antenna I have a genuine stubby antenna that outperforms the PMA antenna on the transmit side. The receive side barely underperforms the PMA and it's less than half the size. There are much better antennas. I don't know the model number but I'll try to include the photo of the one that will work one of the best on these radios.


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I have been using the NAE6549AR UHF antenna since the Jedi came out in the early 90's. Full 380-520 UHF coverage. Been using it on MTS2000's, XTS3000's, 2500's, & 5000's. Also on my APX6000, & XPR6550. None better. I have no idea what that antenna is in the above post. Looks like a Linda Wang special.
http://www.radioparts.com/motorola-nae6549ar
 
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