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Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

$77.99

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Model # 6966048 | Mfg # 8300
Copper cable element, smooth high-gloss finish, chrome-plated brass ferrule-get top-flight features in an economical package with this smart choice.
  • Application: Marine VHF
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Fiberglass w/polyurethane finish
  • Elements: Copper cable
  • Base Type: Chromed brass
  • Lead: 15' RG-58 A/U Coax, PL-259
  • Warranty: Three years

Mariner 8300 8' 6dB 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 Three Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Strong signal (9)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Attic/roof mount (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

newbie likes it

I bought this for the low price, it seems to be a very good antenna, I installed this with my very first marine radio and didn't really know how it worked, once on...Read complete review

I bought this for the low price, it seems to be a very good antenna, I installed this with my very first marine radio and didn't really know how it worked, once on the river, i called on channel 9 for a radio check and got answers from over 20 miles away, they said I was loud and clear. I now feel safe going off shore with this product being part of my safety equipment.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product is great, free shipping isn't

Product is good, shipping was a nightmare. Chose the "free" shipping method. That method uses Fedex to send it to the local post office. The local post office won't deliver...Read complete review

Product is good, shipping was a nightmare. Chose the "free" shipping method. That method uses Fedex to send it to the local post office. The local post office won't deliver it because it was too big. So I had to drive 8 miles to the post office. I get there and it's broken in half. So WM overnighted me a new one, except they forgot to, so eventually 4 days later I get one overnighted fedex, but it too was torn in half. Fortunately, the antenna wasn't broken, just the tube it was in. So, WM stepped up to the plate and replaced it, but I will never use the free shipping again, and will think twice when using FedEx, since they handle large packages so poorly.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Repkacement

By ostriman

from Galveston,TX

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

      This was a replacement antenna for one that was totally trashed by storm couple of weeks ago.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great item

      By Andrew

      from Long Island

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attic/Roof Mount

        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

        Good product to replace broken antenna

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        This product was exactly what I was looking for!

        By Bob the Builder

        from Detroit, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boat

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

          I used this product on my 1979 fishing boat. easy to install and gets a great signal.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Easy install

          By Ed

          from Marco Island, Fl

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

              Easy install, make sure you have a soldering iron to attach connector.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Easy install, works great

              By Sam

              from Panama City Beach, FL

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                  Installed on my T-top.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By clydo

                  from Newbury, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Attic/Roof Mount

                    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                    Works great! Had bad reception and could not broadcast so replaced my antenna and the radio. works great now and can hear capecod and portsmouth from Ipswich bay!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Value

                    By Dr.Fred

                    from Lake Winnipesaukee

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Strong Signal

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                        Reception greatly improved after replacing my old VHF antenna. Note that cable end receptacle is to be connected by consumer after snaking cable to radio as needed. Connection is quick and easy but does require basic tools and soldering.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Fast delivery in sturdy cardboard tube.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great antena

                        By Maxus

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Power User

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                            Great choice!

                            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Product is great, free shipping isn't

                            By CaptCrunch

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                                Product is good, shipping was a nightmare. Chose the "free" shipping method. That method uses Fedex to send it to the local post office. The local post office won't deliver it because it was too big. So I had to drive 8 miles to the post office. I get there and it's broken in half. So WM overnighted me a new one, except they forgot to, so eventually 4 days later I get one overnighted fedex, but it too was torn in half. Fortunately, the antenna wasn't broken, just the tube it was in. So, WM stepped up to the plate and replaced it, but I will never use the free shipping again, and will think twice when using FedEx, since they handle large packages so poorly.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Does what i'ts supposed to

                                By woodturnersmith

                                from Eastern CT

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                                    Original antenna failed after about 10 years. I was suprised the original Shakespeeare came apart as easily as it did. Cut the coax to suit, installed the RF connector and back in business for hopefully another 10 years.

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