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Motorola 800 Portable Stubby

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Does anyone know if the older 800 stubby quarter wave antennas "work" on the 700 mhz frequencies? I've heard this antenna touted as a wideband antenna, covering 900 as well. However, I'm not sure if it's meant for 700 as well. The newer units with the same PN have new stamping showing 700/800 on the rubber now. I know performance wise they are less than ideal, however I carry my radio usually in my vest carrier pocket. The half wave antenna is tempting to use as a chew toy now. Haha

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The older stubby 800 antennas we used on our MTS-2000's were 800-900MHz. I put on on my analyzer and that's where it swept well.

They were a bit high on 700MHz, but for receiving use, probably fine. For transmitting, you might be better off with a 700MHz specific antenna.
 

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I have them on a couple of PSMs that I rarely use. The state is all 800 at the moment, however I think we might have 1 site coming up with 700 frequencies, then there are the 700 interop frequencies that are in my radio, but never used. I'm not super concerned, but wasn't sure. I'll order a couple of the 7/800 stubbies and switch them out with the older ones as time goes by. Thanks

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700 is part of the 800 band. It is the lower split.

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The ones I have are white base iirc. One of them came as a kit from a PSM made in 2002, well before 700 was even vacated.

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