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    Default Motorola branded XTS2500 VHF short antenna

    I have gone through all my parts catalogs and cannot find this antenna. It may not be for a XTS2500 but some other product line. If anyone has a part number or even better a couple of them preferably for 138-150 but il take 150-162 that would help a lot.
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    I'd say it looks like a Visar antenna, if you checkout page 12 of this document there's a picture http://www.wiscomm.com/wp-content/up...5/03/VISAR.pdf

    8505834W01 Helical, 136-150.8MHz, 5˝
    8505834W02 Helical, 150.8-178MHz, 5˝
    8505834W03 Helical, 162-178MHz, 5˝

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    I believe they were for the Visar series. I will try and look for a model #.

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    Visar antennas, as others have stated.

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    Range such as you want. Radio Antenna for Motorola HT1000 Saber VHF 150-162Mhz 8505834W02

    https://www.valley-ent.com/store/rad...505834w02.html

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    If you cant find any and need a short VHF antenna I found the PMAD4094 to be a good choice. Designed for XPR series it has performed great with a range of 147-160 and height of 4.3. I use it on an xts5000 and have great success.

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    Thank you all for the quick replies. I have ordered a couple of the 8505834W01 Helical, 136-150.8MHz, 5˝ and one of the PMAD4094 for testing.

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    I'd be interested to see a VNA sweep of the 8505834W01. Would be nice to know what the return loss looks like on UHF as well. I'd love to be able to use the third harmonic on my V/U APX because I really like that antenna's form factor.

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    I gave up after a couple of hours (looking at Saber and XTS antennas a couple of years ago) as I was not able to decide on a consistent groundplane configuration that reasonably paralleled actual use conditions. We support a local PD and have been looking at the 150.8-162 MHz antenna to replace the 136-174 "wideband" one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlj View Post
    I gave up after a couple of hours (looking at Saber and XTS antennas a couple of years ago) as I was not able to decide on a consistent groundplane configuration that reasonably paralleled actual use conditions. We support a local PD and have been looking at the 150.8-162 MHz antenna to replace the 136-174 "wideband" one.
    This is kind of an old thread, but you can try an APX VHF stubby which is what I use on my XTS2500. It works just fine but you have to be ok with a stiff antenna because there is no flex whatsoever.

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    Yes, will be comparing that with the 150.8-162 one listed in the XTS manual.

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    I went with the Visar antenna (138-150). For our application it has good flexability with an acceptable length and good overall performance on the belt.