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Motorola MT2000 questions

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Gahagan

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I just bought a Motorola MT2000 for work. I would like to get a speaker mic with the antenna to boost reception. I'm looking for at the motorola version of it. The questions I have is

1) Does it actually help reception?
2) Can any stubby VHF antenna for on the speaker mic

I may have more as time comes, thanks in advance.
 

KG4INW

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Motorola never officially supported the public safety mic for use with VHF radios because of matching concerns. They're OK for UHF and higher but people have reported being able to use them on VHF. I've never tried it so can't offer any more insight other than any stubby at VHF would definitely not improve your signal.
 

Gahagan

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We have bad reception in our town, with the radios we have now dispatch can't hear us though we have a repeater on our tower in town. I'm just looking for ways to be able to reach it.
 

Nasby

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Get yourself a Motorola VHF dipole antenna with the red screw.

That should help you.
 

alf2109

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We have bad reception in our town, with the radios we have now dispatch can't hear us though we have a repeater on our tower in town. I'm just looking for ways to be able to reach it.
FWIW, I've been using Motorola PSM & stubby VHF for over a decade. Originally with MT2K, then MTS2K and now XTS2500. We operate on a conventional VHF repeater system in the 150s mhz range. Since the radio is on my belt, the PSM mounted stubby performs better than a standard antenna where my body would be absorbing the RX thereby diminishing the signal.
 

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Get yourself a Motorola VHF dipole antenna with the red screw.
The VHF wideband antenna isn't a dipole, it's a base-loaded quarter wave. A VHF dipole would be more than a yard long. :p

The 800MHz long antenna that looks similar IS a dipole, so I understand the confusion, but they're totally different antennas.
 
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