motorola dmr radio's with sma antenna socket

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motorola dmr radio's with sma antenna socket

Postby warlock01 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:20 pm

hi all. i have a motorola dp3600 which is fine , i wanted to upgrade to lets a dp2600///dp4600/01///dp4800/01///but it seems that the radio antenna sockets are all motorola thredded type antenna connection.does anybody know if this correct,,,also do these radio's have a accessory socket which includes a external antenna socket...regards. (the idea is to use the radio mobile)
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Re: motorola dmr radio's with sma antenna socket

Postby CW-2E0UCW » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:30 pm

The new DP4800e has an option for a SMA connection however 5w from a handheld would be limiting unless you use Phoenix roaming - priced mid £400's.

The other option is a DM4600 which has low/high power settings - mine is set for 10w/35w to reduce loss of signal - at least £100 cheaper than a handheld.
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Re: motorola dmr radio's with sma antenna socket

Postby warlock01 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:15 am

hi , thank you for your reply. i have been a licenced ham for about 20 odd years, and apart from using a md380 on the dmr network, i use my dp3600 purley for listening around. as it is a more robust radio and will take a few knocks ect, i also have a dm 4600 and is a great mobile set, it seems that some manufacters go away from sma type connectors ect...regards
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Re: motorola dmr radio's with sma antenna socket

Postby CW-2E0UCW » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:41 pm

Motorola is more of a commercial radio so little thought has been placed on items such as the antenna socket with the DM series using a BNC and the DP4800 not being able to take an external antenna until now with the launch of the the DP4800e series.

Some people are using the TYT/Retevis range for mobile use connecting to external antennas and having the radio placed in a mobile phone holder. If this would do, then rather go this way with a £100 radio than a +£300 Motorola kit.

I have the DP4800 for portable use only and the DM4600 in the car as I prefer the roam function and being able to up the power in locations I know require it.
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