I am a brand new member and this is my very first post here. I have a Dakota Alert M538-HT MURS transceiver that seems to work fairly well but could definately use a portable antenna upgrade compared to it’s stock 5.25" length (short) rubber duck. The connector they use for that antenna seems to be a single conductor with 1/8" diameter threads protruding out of the base of the antenna a little less than 1/4" in length. The radio has the threaded hole.
So here are the questions:
Does anyone know what that connector is called (note: it is not SMA because it is smaller than SMA)
Does anyone know where I could get an adapter for it so I can run the 19" telescoping antenna that came with my MURS M538-BS base? That antenna has a BNC connector.
The radio appears to have very simple operation which is good for some people but I was wondering what other MURS handheld units are out there that have even better features such as scan capability, memory of CTCSS codes for each of the 5 channels, more than 4 call tones…
Since the connector appears to be a single conductor, if I use a BNC adapters for it, it would seem one of the conductors of the BNC connector wont be electrically connected to anything so is that bad?
I considered just using 2 base units but I like the portability of one handheld unit. I would really like to try that 19" telescoping antenna on the HT. Any suggestions?
Thank you and happy new year.