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Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna

$152.99

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Model # 159363 | Mfg # 5225-XT

Product Description

Collinear-phased 5/8-wave elements to maximize range and quality. This is Shakespeare’s classic 5225 in a stronger, stiffer unit. They’re extra-tough for use on hardtops, T-tops, radar arches or wherever extra resistance to high winds and high speeds is welcome. Urethane finish.
  • Application: Top quality VHF antenna
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Urethane-coated fiberglass
  • Elements: Complex brass and copper
  • Base Type: Mirror-finished stainless steel ferrule; 1"-14 threads
  • Lead: 20' RG-8X coax and PL-259 connector
  • Warranty: Five years limited

NOTE: This item cannot ship via USPS, it exceeds the carriers maximum length.

Specs

Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna

Best Use VHF
Elements Brass & Copper
Gain 6 Decibels
Lead 20' RG-8X Cable with PL-259 Connector
Length 8'
Material Fiberglass
Warranty Details Five Years

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Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Strong signal (4)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

quality product

By Pete

from Waquoit, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to install with simple tools
  • Well made and designed to take on the elemnts

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

    A marine, well made product

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great service great antenna

    By mb

    from Easton

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

        Great antenna for mid range boats

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great service from the Easton MD store

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8 Antenna

        By Rich

        from Chester, ct

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

            Replaced a broken antenna - easy install and looks great mostly due to the great finish

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Works Great Need to Solder the connector.

            By Wild

            from San Diego, Ca

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

                This antenna works great. I didnt cut the cable because someone told me they will work better, I just coiled up the extra cable and zip tied it inside the wiring box. End that goes into the radio needs soldering. Transmits very well and receives great too. Just make sure to make a clean connection just like the directions say.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Easy installation.

                By Just Relax

                from Carolina Beach,NC

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Attic/Roof Mount

                  Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

                  Good for when you want a better antenna but do nt need to have extra support.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I'd buy it again

                  By b2busy

                  from Cherry Valley, CA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

                      Attachment of terminal was easy with some soldering knowledge. order a solderless terminal if inexperienced.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Antenna arrived in good condition.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Don't skimp where your life is at stake

                      By LKM9

                      from Alamo, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cost vs performance
                      • Durable
                      • Ease of installation
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Quality of construction
                      • Strong Signal

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Coast Guard Alerts
                      • General Communication
                      • Weather

                      Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

                      I have had to use the radio to call for help. The signal was excellent in pitching seas. Cheaper antennae can lose signal when the boat is pitching badly. This unit has a broader signal and thankfully our calls were answered. Our boat was disabled and we were heading out under the Golden Gate Bridge to go crabbing. Anyone who knows the bay area knows how rough it can be out there. When your motor dies your only life saver is your radio. This is not part of your boat you want to scrimp on. This model has the newer low loss signal cable which is larger than the older versions.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Like It says"Top Quality"

                      By Denny G.

                      from Tafton, Pa

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Strong Signal

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Boat

                      Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy 5225-XT/5226-XT 8' Antenna:

                      Works great and I love the stainless Steel bottom.
                      Was easy to install and I soldered the connector in place.

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