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Motorola antenna. 800 mhz

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I have the 6 or 7 inch thin whip for 800 mhz. And the big dipole antenna with the little tip on end there supose to be any difference in tx or rx

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I have the 6 or 7 inch thin whip for 800 mhz. And the big dipole antenna with the little tip on end there supose to be any difference in tx or rx

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The shorter whips are actually dipoles. The longer antenna you refer to is an elevated feed dipole. If you are in a weaker signal area or if you wear the radio on a belt clip or holster and use a remote speaker microphone, you will have MUCH better performance with the bigger one. Of course a disadvantage is the thing sticking in your armpit and less flexibility.

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Ok the longer antenna so stiff id be afraid of breaking the connector in radio i use it in a radio at home only i wouldnt use it to carry around any where.

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I've used both on the Motorola MTS-2000 and XTS-2500's.

I could never tell the difference in performance between the two, at least no in any of my usage.

The stiffer antenna was a problem when sitting in a vehicle with the radio on my belt.
I never broke an antenna connector with one, but I don't think it would be impossible to do.
 
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