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Motorola XPR5550 GPS - PMAN4002A

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DotNM

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Hi all,

Does anyone know about using an external GPS antenna for a Motorola XPR 5550? I've ordered a PMAN4002A from Motorola, however, it appears that the order was lost (probably due to their recent ERP system upgrade) so I'm trying to get that dealt with.

I'm just wondering if there are any other GPS antennas that would work on the XPR 5550 besides the Motorola PMAN4002A?

I haven't found anyone that actually has one in stock, so I'm just wondering about my options.

Thanks!
 

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It's mostly just a standard active GPS antenna with an SMA male connector. We have had customers successfully use lots of other options including the Sharkee combo antenna, MobileMark antennas, and the PCTEL combo NMO mount with GPS antenna built in. So there are a a lot of options out there.

EDIT: Some options. I have successfully used all of these as Motorola GPS antennas.

https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=357066

https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=592715

https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=481787

EDIT 2: Don't forget about the PMAN4001 which is the same thing, but the antenna faces the other way so you mount it on glass (like the top corner of a windshield, and the PMAN4000 which is a permanent through-hole mount.
 
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Thanks Mr_Boh,

I was unsure whether it was just a standard antenna or something proprietary to Motorola. Your post helps a lot!

Thanks again.
 
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