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SHAKESPEARE 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane

Model # 11220449Mfg # 5445

$139.99

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Product Description

Stainless Steel whip

Stainless Steel Whip with Wind Vane. Specially designed to be mounted atop sailboat masts, this excellent performer combines communication with information. It includes a wind vane and a mast-top bracket. The antenna's solderless connector system makes it easy to install and remove it for storage at season end.

  • Stainless steel whip
  • Lightweight and low wind drag
  • Includes 65ft of RG-58 coax
  • Solderless connector system makes it easy to remove antenna at end of season
  • Offset bracket included, for easy attachment to the top of a mast
  • PL-259 connector
  • Band: VHF Marine Band
  • Max. Input Power: 50 watts
  • SWR: Less than 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
  • Ferrule: Solderless connector system
  • Polarity: Vertical
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • DC Ground: No DC Ground - The antenna will read open on continuity test
  • Shakespeare Limited Warranty: 5 years

Specs

3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane

Base Type Solderless connector system
Application VHF
Elements Stainless Steel
Gain 3dB
Lead 65' RG-58 Cable
PL-259 connector
Warranty 5 Years
Material Stainless steel whip
Length 3'

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Shakespeare3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane
 
2.4

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        2.0

        Disappointed

        By Off Piste

        from British Columbia , Canada

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        Pros

        • Strong Signal

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane:

          Bought this thinking it was the answer to all our problems with VHF reception and wind vane all in one. Worked great for VHF reception , but a month into using it the windvane indicators shifted to one side. Thinking I didn't tighten the set screw enough , at the end of the season when the mast came down. I discovered that the set screw was fine , but the whole plastic sleave covering the antenna spins ! No way to stop it from shifting in the future, its plastic over metal. I don't even think glue will work. Back to the same problem again...!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Looks Pretty Fragile

          By Solo

          from Apollo Beach, FL

          About Me Casual User

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            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Hummingbird country

            Comments about 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane:

            Although I like the idea of combining the two functions on a single mount, I returned the item without using it because the plastic wind indicator looks so flimsy.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Love the concept not the result

            By Mark

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Breaks Plastic Connector

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              Comments about 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane:

              I had to redo the radio system and thought this would save the space it did save. However, when mounting it at the harbor it didn't feel like I was over tightening the plastic nut, but I was, and suddenly plop-plop, fizz-fizz, my nice new antenna was sitting at the bottom of the lake! Good antenna, and rig idea, but the plastic is too weak, and doesn't offer the same tactile feedback as a metal thread and nut. I'll try retrofitting a separate antenna and indicator next time!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Simple and easy

              By Chris

              from Long Beach, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

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                  Comments about 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane:

                  I was able to put the antenna up with about 5 minutes of prep and 5 minutes on a bousins chair. So far it works great.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Perferred a metal bracket

                  By Larry

                  from Algonac, MI

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                    • Bulky

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                      Comments about 3' Galaxy Stainless Steel Mast Antenna and Wind Vane:

                      A thick plastic mounting bracket, I would have expected a stainless steel and/or aluminum. I sure hope it last??

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