Top 5 FAQ Accessories

We get asked many questions regarding Motorola two-way radio accessories, here is our top five questions, if your question is not listed, please feel free to call us anytime.

Q: What is the difference between a stubby and long antenna?

The selection of an antenna is highly dependent on the desired coverage, distance from a repeater (if any), and how and where the radio will be held or carried. First, it's important to understand that most handheld antennas are 1/4 wave, meaning the length of the antenna itself (before being shortened by coiling or winding in plastic or rubber) is 1/4 the length of the radio wave of that frequency. As you go up in frequency, the length of the wave, or wavelength, becomes shorter. This means that a UHF antenna is shorter than a VHF, and an 800 MHz antenna is even shorter yet. The higher your antenna is, the better it will perform, so even though the wire in a stubby VHF antenna may be the same length as the wire in the regular VHF antenna, the stubby will not perform quite as well. Generally, if you need extended range, you want to stay away from stubby antennas, but if you need to be able to wear the radio on your belt all the time without it becoming obtrusive, a stubby antenna may be the way to go.

Q: Are these accessories new or refurbished?

All products purchased at are guaranteed to be brand new. We sell only the highest quality new merchandise, and only Original Motorola parts and equipment.

Q: What type of warranty is available?

Various accessories come with various warranties. Refer to the product documentation or contact us for more info.

Q: What if I want to return an accessory?

The product must be in its original packaging, in its original condition, with ALL documentation and must be returned within 30 days. Shipping fees will not be credited. You must contact us for an RMA number, otherwise the receiving department will refuse the package.

Q: Is the charger for one of my radios compatible with any of the other Motorola radios I have?

Some Motorola accessories are cross compatible. Please call us for addition information.