Tetra MTP850S GMLN5099 external aerial connector

One of the main bugbears in many portable (Not just Motorola) HTs is the inability to connect external aeriels
As i’m a fan of Tetra, and i’m experimenting with DMO as i do, my little HT, a nice old MTP850 fug, needed the ability to be used on an external aerial, and, because this is the UK, you have to order these bits from abroad.

Despite one Guy telling me that is was his company making these MTP850S external aerial adaptors right here in the UK, he seemed very careful to not mention where i could buy one of these without having to buy one from Europe, and needlessly adding several hundred carbon air-miles of carbon footprint onto this simple item.
i nearly emailed Greta Thunberg to tell her…

The GMLN5099 MTP850 external adaptor below is a simple object that does what it says, i had to buy this from Germany, but the seller has since decided not to ship them to the UK,  although he obviously imports them..

It’s a useful item, and just why some sellers refuse to send these back to UK buyers is beyond me, though the German seller suggested his courier refused to deliver anything to the UK because .. covid. i checked and indeed his courier did have a banner on their site saying just that. but there’s a great number of things being blamed on covid..
Firecom.NL for instance is more than happy to ship to the UK, It’s best emailing him, but he has most of these odd and unusual bits that British dealers know nothing about, you can’t even buy a MTP850 car kit, certainly not here in Blighty, though advertised online, nobody seems to know anything much about any of this Tetra.. ssshh.. it’s a secret !


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