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Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector Sale

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Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector

30% Off  - Ends 09/05/16

$167.99

Regular $239.99

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Model # 6966071 | Mfg # 8900

Product Description

The Mariner 8900 features a maximum range antenna rig with an integrated extra-tough fiberglass radome. For windy conditions, high speeds and rough seas, this rugged unit stands up strong when mounted on hard tops, T-tops and radar arches. Silver plating beefs up performance for crystal clear communication. Includes ‘no-solder’ gold centerpin, PL-259 connector.
  • Application: Premium Marine VHF
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Fiberglass w/polyurethane finish
  • Elements: Silver-plated brass
  • Base Type: Stainless steel
  • Lead: 20' RG-8X Coax, PL-259
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector

Best Use VHF
Elements Silver-Plated Brass
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®

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Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Strong signal (5)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Fantastic Antenna Performance

By N/A

from Southeastern Michigan.

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

      I purchased this antenna a few weeks ago. The day I installed the antenna I called out for a radio check. I got a response from someone 35 miles away from my location. Finally last week I took my boat out onto Lake Erie. The antenna did not disappoint. I called one of my boating friends who was 25 miles away. They heard me and responded. While crossing the lake I was listening in to both sides of a conversation that was happening 37 miles from my location. The performance of this antenna does not disappoint at all.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Bubba

      from Marathion Fl

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Attic/Roof Mount

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

      Grate warinty

      Service and delivery comments:

      Grate help

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Bubba

      from Marathon florida

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Attic/Roof Mount

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

      It hase a brate worrinty

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By JaxBchBacon

      from Jacksonville Beach, Florida

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

          I can transmit and speak to my local marina from over 40 miles off shore.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would definitely buy this product again

          By Mike

          from Staten Island New York 10304

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

          Work very well

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Antenna!!

          By Captain Cap

          from Boca Raton

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boat T-Top

            Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

            The Sheakespeare 8900 is an amazing Marine VHF Antenna. Reception is clear and signal is solid! Your VHF radio is only as good as the antenna that is transmitting. I went the extra cost due to the fact that I don't nickel and dime safety when time might play a factor in an emergency situation. Very happy over my purchase and pleased with the gold plated connector! I also like the thickness of the antenna. Very durable and quality made.

            Also, remember to get a Free MMSI # at BoatUS and program it into your VHF as well as connecting your VHF to your chartplotter!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            well worth the money

            By Captain Squint

            from Ukiah, Ca

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boat Antenna

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

              reception was great. well over 20mile range.

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best antenna I've tested to date

              By Mark

              from Palm Bay, FL

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Excellent power output
              • Low VSWR
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

              • Packaging

              Best Uses

              • Offshore Communications

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

              Local west marine was out of stock for a replacement 5225 XP I was replacing, as well as comparable 8' VHF antennas. Took a chance on this top-of-the-line Mariner 8900, grumbling about the premium price.

              Installed antenna on boat with two radios and an existing 5225 XP. Came with a "clamp-on" PL-259 connector, which I was dubious about since I normally solder my own on. Turned out this clamp-on PL-259 connector was awesome.

              Tested this with an SWR meter and the VSWR was quite low, but the power output was showing a bit under 30 watts. (Radio maxes out at 25 watts, right?) Swapped with another radio and I got the same exact readings. Compared to my "good XP 5225", I had a bit higher VSWR and power of about 20 watts.

              Out in open water between Florida and the Bahamas, I found the reception to be outstanding and communication with other boats is clear. I'm so impressed that I went back later to purchase a second one, especially since it was on sale. I definitely feel like I got great value for what I paid for these 8900's.

              My only con, if any, is with the packaging. The tube itself is great, but the ends of the tube are secured with a flimsy, stapled-on plastic cap. Inside the cap is some foam to protect the antenna. Like others I've purchased, this end-cap is often chewed up from the shipping or something. By now you'd think they'd have a much better end cap that securely protects both ends of the antenna.

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Extremely Well Built Antenna.

              By The Guardian

              from Louisville, KY

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong and Solid

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hardtops and Radar Arches

                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antenna with Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector:

                Bought this antenna to mount on the top of my bridge to replace the one that had broken due to excessive motion. I am very well pleased with the 8900. It's a very soild antenna and should hold up well under the hard pounding/whipping action that the antenna receives from running in rough water on the Ohio River.

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