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8 6db Economy VHF Antenna

$54.99

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Model # 548420 | Mfg # 5206-N

Product Description

Same as the Style 5206-C, but the 5206-N has a nylon ferrule. An economical and lightweight, self-supporting antenna for good communications where range is not the predominant factor.

  • 6dB Gain, 8', fiberglass finish VHF marine band antenna.
  • Coax cable element.
  • Nylon ferrule with standard 1"-14 thread.
  • Bandwidth: 3 MHz.
  • SWR: 1.5:1 @156.8 MHz.
  • Impedance (Ohms): 50.
  • Max. Input (Watts): 50.
  • DC Ground: YES.
  • Two year warranty.

Specs

8 6db Economy VHF Antenna

Best Use VHF
Elements Copper
Gain 6 Decibels
Lead 15' RG-58 Cable with PL-259 Connector
Length 8'
Material Fiberglass
Warranty Details Two Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)
  • Good value (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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5.0

great price and most of all great service from west marine i

By gee riz

from monterey ca

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Value
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Outdoor

    Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

    i use it on my boat for talking to boat to boat or in case of an emergency I know I am going to be herd.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great VHF Antenna for the price

    By Johnnyhastext

    from Palisades, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Value
    • Lots of Features
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

      I use this VHF Antenna on my 28' power boat. It looks great, functions very well and was easy to install.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      1.0

      Broke off in less than a month

      By Jam

      from Miami

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

          Went in bay and broke off mount

           
          4.0

          Great replacement.

          By Crowbar

          from Essexville, MI

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Outdoor

              Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

              Good economical reliable quality antenna.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Not bad!

              By Hartk9nett

              from San Diego

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Good Value
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

                Perfect for inshore/offshore use in Southern California. I'm honestly impressed with the amount of range I get out of this antenna. And you can't beat the price. The instal was easy and quick. I'm sure this antenna will last me a long time.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great value

                By Baseball Guy

                from Broken Arrow, OK

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shakespeare 8 6db Economy VHF Antenna:

                    Replaced an original VHF antenna that was broke. This item was very easy to install from my existing one.

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