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

$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 Antennawith 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 Antennawith Silver-Plated Elements & Gold-Plated Connector
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Strong signal (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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 Antennawith 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 Antennawith 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

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8900 8' 6dB VHF Antennawith 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 Antennawith 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 Antennawith 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!

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        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 Antennawith 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 Antennawith 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

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          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 Antennawith 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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