Ham 2m Marine VHF 2 meter Black Antenna 144-148 MHz 8 Feet Tapered Fiberglass

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SKU: MRN-156-8-18B-NP
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THIS LISTING IS FOR 1 Black Ham Radio 2-meter band 146MHz 8 (eight) Foot  Black Fiberglass Marine ANTENNA.Special Black 8 Feet long, same radiator design as the common 8 FT ones on 157MHz. 

UPDATED 02/2018. NOW WITH ALL BRASS RADIATOR ELEMENTS GOOD FOR 150 WATTS, NOW WITH RUBBER GASKET BETWEEN FERRULE AND TUBE KEEPS SUN AND SALT OFF THE ADHESIVES. Now Stainless Steel ferrule

COMING SOON:  COLORS GRAY, BLACK AND CAMOUFLAGE. see last picture.

Marine boat antenna for boaters on the VHF 2-meter 144-148MHz radio band.  Designed in our lab. It is hand made here in Miami FL using local labor. New! All brass tube radiators fitting inside a 8 FT tube. Each one is tested on our production analyzer before final assembly. Tuned to the middle of the band at 146.4MHZ 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 gloss black radome (housing tube) and is tapered. Starts at around 1" diam at bottom and tapers to 5/16" or so at the tip. The chromed base is black powder coated, made of machined stainless steel. 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 pre-terminated with an FME female. UHF-PL-259 connector included.  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 other well made 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 shipping tube is 98" 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 8' 2"  4 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.  NOTE: Two or 3 can ship for the same estimated $22 cost if in the same shipping tube.

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