Camo Marine VHF Radio Antenna 157 158 MHz 5 Feet Tapered Fiberglass USA AirWave
THIS LISTING IS FOR 1 Jungle Camo (dark) ANTENNA.Special just 5 Feet long, same radiators as the common 8 FT ones. THESE ARE PRE PRODUCTION EARLY UNITS 2015 MODELS BEING SOLD AT DEALER PRICES TO CLEAR THE FACTORY FLOOR. JUST A FEW REMAIN. SEE OTHER LISTINGS FOR Black, desert camo AND GREY. THESE HAVE MINOR IMPERFECTIONS.
Marine boat antenna for boaters on the VHF 2-way radio band. Designed in our lab. It is hand made here in Miami FL using local labor. Same internal circuit as the popular VHF marine types like Shakespeare 5206 but fitting inside a 5 FT tube. Each one is tested on our production analyzer before final assembly. Tuned to the middle of the band at 157.4 and great SWR below 1.7:1 even at the band edges, with almost 1:1 in the middle resonant point. We have been making the hot seller 8FT version for years here, sold to distributors and resellers.
This antenna has a beautiful smooth camo printed radome (housing tube) and is tapered. Starts at around 1" diam at bottom and tapers to 3/8" or so at the tip. The black powder coated base is made of machined stainless steel.. Storage and handling in our warehouse makes them look imperfect. Not perfect looking when holding in hand but the minor blemishes are not really noticed once installed. Fits any normal 1" marine base common all over the US.
The cable is a black RG-58A/U, very durable in the intense UV rays of the sun. the cable is aprox 16 feet long and has an FME female attached. I also include the UHF adapter to fit the marine radios. A marine base is not included and does not fit into the shipping tube. Ratchet Mount is in our store, order it separate, Made in USA too!.The gain is the very same as all those 8 FT designs, they say 6dB and so do we. Its the same electrical design and fine tuned.
The pictures show the base, cable and tip. The tube is 62" long and Fedex ground will always be $17-24 across the US from Miami. (not HI and AK). Canada $35-45 estimated. The length makes a 5 FT 5 Lb tube get charged like 20 Lbs. These items are too long for postal.
Canadians, remember UPS/Fedex will charge you for duty and processing. Please check before placing your bid. This cannot be sent by mail.