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Mariner 8300 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

$77.99

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Model # 6966048 | Mfg # 8300

Product Description

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

Specs

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
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Strong signal (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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 11 customers

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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
     
    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 4 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.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Gets the job done

                              By Big Ben

                              from La Puente, CA

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Strong Signal

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Good quality works fine, just so you know, you do have to connect and solder the connector for the plug to the radio. It's included. Good thing though so you don't have to drill a big hole depending were you mount it.

                                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  newbie likes it

                                  By Thom E

                                  from Jacksonville, FL

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Strong Signal

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Rail or tower mount

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

                                    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.

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