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Mariner 8500 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

$107.99

Model # 6966055 | Mfg # 8500
In stock online.
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 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (11)
  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Very efficient when dealing with online orders.

By Fish

from Pensacola, Fl

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Very easy to install. Great signal. Very pleased.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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!

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