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Motorola APX 8000 External Antenna Adaptor

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MetroMike

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Need to attach an external antenna to a Motorola APX 8000 portable. What type of connector is needed between the radio and the coax? SMF? The radio will be used indoors for a temporary gateway, need to run an external antenna outside for range and desensing. Mobile radio not an option.

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MetroMike

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Thanks everyone. Yeah, found them online. Had a devil of a time trying to find them; thought they were SMA but that whole flush mount made it harder than it should have been. Once I started searching "SMA Motorola" (duh) I started to find some versus peering at tiny pictures on line trying to see if the mount was flush or not. It's been a very long time since I've had to rig and string coax.
 
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I wish everyone made that type. Sometimes the threading extends so far past the insulation, the pin never inserts into the hole.


It's only 27 dB of attenuation when that happens…is it sad I've measured?

American spec versus "Chinese" spec SMA.


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hitechRadio

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Use a regular SMA and file it flat!

Someone will complain on my comment...sooo let me add.

That is if you can not find the Motorola SMA...
 
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