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Questions about Antennas

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idle00955

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Here is a pic of two antennas I got with a xts 2500 VHF.

As you can tell the one on the left looks to be a 800MHZ antenna. It only 5" and the thick one on the right is 4". Can anyone tell me what these antennas are designed for?

 

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I would guess the one on the left is UHF. The one on the right could be either. Good luck.
 

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Are these aftermarket antennas or /\/\ antennas?

On /\/\ OEM antennas there is usually a colored plastic ring on the underside where the SMA connector is. The color of this ring tells you what band the antenna is for.

Aftermarket antennas do not follow this, and can be hit or miss if you have no idea where the antenna came from or don't have any documentation for the antenna.
 

r_2016

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The one on the left looks like it could be wide band UHF (403-520Mhz); the right one looks like could be UHF helical. 800Mhz antennas are usually very short, they look like they are a little long for 800Mhz.
 

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Left, UHF whip, Right, VHF shorty (unknown split- the giveaway are the rings nearest the base, as I have never seen a UHF shorty that had them, usually those are "smooth" from tip-to-base).

I JUST bought a legit Moto VHF shorty, from a legit Moto dealer, and it has NO markings whatsoever! No "M" and no "VHF", nothing at all.

So thats my guess.
 
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FFPM571

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After further review.. The one on the left is a UHF and the right is a VHF both aftermarket China made. I have the VHF and it works ok.
 
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