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Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« on: May 05, 2018, 14:02:12 »
Does anyone know where I can look at sourcing or finding these attachments for the Harris 152 radios?

I'm looking for the adapter that let's you detach the battery from the radio allowing you to lower the radios profile. Also looking for a coax style antenna so I can move the whip from the radio to elsewhere on my gear.

Hoping to find 3-4 of each but one would do too.
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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 20:45:43 »
If you make friends with the CSTs at your unit, they can make you a custom cable to put the antenna on your back.

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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 07:00:47 »
I could try that. Do comms people have rules about modifying radio equipment? Like in the shop level?  I know when you get really technical you're not allowed a non-issued C7 sling.
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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 10:29:21 »
Its really no different than having the radio sit on a table with a connector going to a vixam mast or field expedient antenna. I will warn you that by remoting the whip off the radio, you'll lose a little bit of range because there's typically 3 connectors in the system (nerd hat on, connectors add resistance so less power will come out at the whip) instead of a direct connection between antenna and radio.

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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 11:25:03 »
Thanks.

Do you lose battery life when the battery is attached with a cable and adapter too? Not sure proper terminology.
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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 13:57:40 »
Not that I've seen. Since the batteries are pretty high capacity, any loss would be pretty negligible.

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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 14:56:55 »
If you are going to remote the batteries you can get a cable that allows you to plug a manpack battery into a 152. That will give you a tonne of time before you need to swap batteries.

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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2018, 15:36:17 »
If you are going to remote the batteries you can get a cable that allows you to plug a manpack battery into a 152. That will give you a tonne of time before you need to swap batteries.

That would be something worthwhile to pick up too.
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Re: Trying to find Harris 152 attachments
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 17:03:54 »
I personally found a significant difference in the Harris's reliability / power when hooked up to the 522 lithium battery as opposed to the 152's stock battery.
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