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    I originally compiled this list from antennas found in the workshop and posted it on the Batboard back in June 2009 and updated later from Moto docs. I posted this here at p25.ca in response to another thread but since the list needed additions I've started a fresh thread.

    You need both the base colour and length to properly identify Motorola antennas.

    Astro / XTS / and others using the Jedi SMA type:

    136-178 MHz wide band 203 mm red (NAD6563)
    136-174 MHz wide band 203 mm white weatherproof (PMAD4088 kit)

    136-151 MHz heliflex 195 mm yellow
    151-162 MHz heliflex 183 mm black
    162-174 MHz heliflex 172 mm blue

    136-150.8 MHz Visar VHF 125 mm (8505834W01)
    150-174 MHz Visar VHF 125 mm (8505834W02)

    380-435 MHz stubby heliflex 88 mm red (early 86 mm units 403-433 MHz)
    435-470 MHz stubby heliflex 81 mm green
    470-512 MHz stubby heliflex 79 mm black

    380-400 MHz wide band 150 mm yellow
    403-512 MHz wide band 130 mm light grey

    700/800 dual band flexible whip 178 mm green (8505241U11)

    806-870 MHz stubby 1/4 wave 80 mm white (8505241U06 said to work down to the 700 MHz band)
    806-941 MHz flexible 1/4 wave 80 mm red
    806-870 MHz flexible whip 175 mm red (8505241U03)
    806-870 MHz elevated feed dipole 200 mm red

    896-941 MHz flexible whip 160 mm blue (8505241U04)
    896-941 MHz elevated feed dipole 200 mm blue


    XTS 4000

    136-151 MHz 48 mm
    145-166 MHz 43 mm blue
    162-174 MHz 38 mm


    SABER / MX (paint on end of thread)

    136-151MHz 165 mm yellow
    151-162MHz black
    162-174MHz 152 mm blue
    403-435MHz red
    435-470MHz green
    470-512MHz black

    Current Motorola antenna web page (has errors and lists only current models) but useful for part numbers:

    http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-...Radio+Antennas
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    I recently purchased a sample of each of the two wideband VHF antennas currently offered to look at the differences. The 8505518V01 from Motorola now has the made in China look while the weather-proof PMAD4088 kit looks identical except for a small 'or' ring seal on the small barrel.

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    I have the Jedi black vhf antenna. I measured it somewhere around 187 mm and MOL lists it as 150-162 mhz now.

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    From left to right original NAD6563, new 8505518V01, and the PMAD4088 with the seal:

    VHF_wb_marks.jpgVHF_wb.jpg
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