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Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

$162.99

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Model # 6966063 | Mfg # 8700

Product Description

Classic styling and an upgraded fiberglass radome bring durability, stiffness and reliability to your radio needs. Brass and copper 5/8 wave elements boost range and efficiency, stainless steel ferrule and 20' RG-8X low loss cable boost your signal strength. Shakespeare’s long-lasting construction and finish keep it working and looking great-for at least five years, guaranteed.
  • Application: Marine VHF
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Fiberglass w/polyurethane finish
  • Elements: Brass and copper
  • Base Type: Mirror-finished stainless steel ferrule w/1"-14 threads
  • Lead: 20'RG-8X Coax, PL-259
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 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 Five Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Easy to set up (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Attic/roof mount (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual user (4), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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4.0

I would buy again.

By Dan

from Fort Lauderdale

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Attic/Roof Mount

    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

    Seems to be very sturdy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Nickname7

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

        Real easy to mount, very strong and maintenance free. I have it mounted on my ttop and holds up great in strong wind and had unbelievably great reception.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Well made, great finish

        By Bluebird

        from CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

            Hardtop mount. L.I.S.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I would recommend this

            By Jerry

            from Clearwater Florida

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Signal

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                Easy to install and works great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would recommend product

                By RELAX-N

                from St. Petersburg,Fl

                About Me Casual User

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                    Durable and great reception

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great product as expected.

                    By Bolodawg

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                        Use it for fixed VHF radio.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        New UHF Radio Antenna Shakespear 8700

                        By Jackpot

                        from Cape Cod Mass

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Attic/Roof Mount
                          • Portable Devices

                          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                          Radio Connector was supposed to be snap on but was a solder connector

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          shakespeare mariner 8700

                          By gailwind

                          from holden beach

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Attic/Roof Mount

                            Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                            what the doctor called for

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            I feell much safer on the water!

                            By Artie

                            from Clinton, CT.

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                                What a difference quality makes for VHF marine radios. The 8700 is perfoect for baoting in Long island Sound.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Works like a charm!

                                By Racerx125

                                from El Segundo CA

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy to Install
                                • Strong Signal
                                • Works great

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna:

                                  I'm going to install another one for my cabin radio

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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