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Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

$107.99

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Model # 6966055 | Mfg # 8500
High-end features on a mid-priced antenna make this an exciting choice for onboard communications systems. 6dB end-fed 1/2-wave antenna in an 8' foot length whip with brass and copper elements, chrome-plated brass ferrule and the durable high-gloss polyurethane finish that makes the Mariner series long-lasting and sleek!
  • Application: Marine VHF
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Fiberglass w/polyurethane finish
  • Elements: Brass and copper
  • Base Type: Chromed brass
  • Lead: 20' RG-8X Coax, PL-259
  • Warranty: Three years

Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF 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 Three Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

A little complicated to install-will be easy the next time.

By Rusty Buck

from Topsail Beach, NC

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

      Replaced antenna on my boat

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Ben

      from Pensacola,Fl

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

          Great product, easy to install

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Easy to install and exact replacement for my damaged antenna

          By Mike

          from Plymouth, MA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

              Makes me feel safer in the water knowing this equipment is working.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Mounted but not used yet!

              By Red beard

              from Portland, Or.

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bought this more expensive one for the 20' coax.

              Cons

              • Why not make all of them with 20' of coax?

              Best Uses

              • Push pit rail mount on sail boat.

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

              Used this to install AIS on sail boat and to be emergency antenna if we loose mast.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Will buy another

              By DJones118

              from Poulsbo, WA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                  This is the second Shakespeare antenna I've purchased for 2 different boats and I will buy again. Directions for installation were easy and product delivers a good signal.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Good product

                  By Evermore

                  from Baltimore MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Marine safety

                    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                    Wanted to balance look of radar arch but made 2nd VHF radio operational so added to safety as well

                     
                    5.0

                    Great antenna

                    By Mr Marvin

                    from Galveston, tx

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fine-Tuning
                    • Strong Signal

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                      Easy to install, works great.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent value!

                      By fishnfool

                      from Three Rivers, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small boat

                        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                        Much more durable than the old fiberglass mast it replaced. Much better range as well.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        brand name makes a diff

                        By BigCat

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                            the Shakespeare brand makes a difference in durability vs. the cheapos. You get what you pay for, don't get caught with a corroded antenna element when you need it most!

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Reception and Strong Signal

                            By donzi_racing

                            from Atlanta Georgia

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                                I can easily reach any boat I am Trying to Contact

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