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Galaxy AIS 4' VHF Antenna


Model # 8712911 | Mfg # 5396-AIS
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New VHF antenna has the broad bandwidth you need for AIS radios

Designed with 6Mhz bandwidth for better performance with AIS transceivers, Shakespeare's Galaxy Style 5396-AIS antenna features commercial-grade construction. 4' omnidirectional antenna comes with a standard 1-14 thread stainless steel ferrule and 20' of RG-8X coaxial cable. Made from urethane coated fiberglass. Five-year warranty.

Galaxy AIS 4' VHF Antenna

Best Use AIS
Elements Brass & Copper
Gain 3 Decibels
Lead 20' RG-8X Cable with PL-259 Connector
Length 4'
Material Fiberglass
Warranty Details Five Years Limited

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Shakespeare Galaxy AIS 4' VHF Antenna

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Excellent Performance!

By Jazz Sailor

from Vero Beach, FL

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  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal


  • Review coax length first

Best Uses

  • With AIS receiver combos

Comments about Shakespeare Galaxy AIS 4' VHF Antenna:

Bought this to use with a new Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2150 VHF radio, and the transmit and reception is exceptional! From between buildings on a low mast (all of 8 feet off the water at the base) I shot a clear signal 16 miles up the ICW from Vero Beach to Sebastian with no noticed loss. I was hoping for 10 miles line of sight, so needless to say I am in love with this little antenna. It's fairly beefy but light weight - nice. Seems hurricane sturdy for sure. I think the mast will go before the antenna blows off the top. Integrated cord made install a breeze, but may prove to be a problem on an install needing much more cable. I was able to cut off 2 feet, but if I'd run it a different way, I might have had to splice, and nobody likes to do that. No tuning was required in my install, and that was really nice!

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