I’m new here, as you may see.
I’m wondering if any of the stubby antennas or the low profile antenna here would fit my Puxing PX-888K Dualband Radio, preferably without an adapter?
(Note: My Radio is UHF and VHF)
I, however, currently don’t know the connector type on my radio or the antenna.
However, I think my antenna has the same connector, as in the image below:
The antenna it currently has, I’d have to say is the Kenwood UFH Whip Antenna.
However, I’m looking for a decent length stubby antenna to use when I am in an Airsoft match, as I don’t need the long antenna getting damaged or broken while I’m in a match, as my radio would very likely be placed on the back of my vest, behind my left shoulder.
My radio is in my signature.
Hi Knight Rider, the Puxing PX-888K has an SMA Male antenna connector on the radio, so it uses an antenna with an SMA female connector. This is a common connector on amateur handheld transceivers, particularly Chinese radios such as the Baofeng UV-5R.
This handy chart of antenna connector types can help you visually identify the type of connector you have on your radio and antenna correctly.
The Kenwood UHF Low Profile Antenna (KRA-23M), which I think is the one you referred to in your post, is UHF only and does not cover the entire frequency range of your radio on the UHF band as it is intended for Kenwood business radios operating on business frequencies, so depending on what frequencies you use, it may or may not work.
Fortunately, there are a plethora of dual band antennas that are tuned for your radio on both UHF and VHF and are available with an SMA Female connector, such as the Nagoya NA-701, NA-771 and the NA-666.
The NA-771 is a good antenna and one that I use on my UV-5R, however, it is rather tall and probably isn’t what you are searching for. The NA-666 is also decent and is a much smaller whip that may fit your needs.
You may want to check out the Nagoya NA-805-3. It is a stubby antenna and may fit your height requirement. It is also a tri-band antenna and covers the dual bands of your Puxing. I have not personally tried it, so I can’t vouch for its effective coverage on all frequencies on those bands, but there are reviews on the net that may be helpful.