Galaxy®-INFL8 VHF 5' 3dB Inflatable Emergency Antenna
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SHAKESPEAREGalaxy®-INFL8 VHF 5' 3dB Inflatable Emergency Antenna


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Model # 19456607 | Mfg # INFL8-5UPC # 719441111441


Galaxy®-INFL8 VHF 5' 3dB Inflatable Emergency Antenna

Name Value
Best Use Emergency VHF
Elements Tin-Plated Copper
Gain 3 Decibels
Lead 20' RG-174 Cable with PL-259 Connector
Length 5'
Warranty Details Five Years (With proof of purchase)

Product Overview

The GALAXY INFL8-5 by Shakespeare is an inflatable emergency antenna that can be rapidly deployed via a CO2 cartridge or a manual tube and inflates to 5 ft. (1.6 m) to offer a full 3 dB antenna with a range of up to three times greater than any existing helical emergency antenna. Thanks to its inflatable design, the antenna can be deflated and stowed away safely in its easy-to-spot storage bag until it is needed again.

The antenna can be mounted with its hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather to stanchions, outriggers or other vertical structures on board. The antenna also features grommets on the top and bottom to facilitate hanging and securing to spreaders, masts, hard tops and other structures even in case the inflatable bladder becomes damaged.

The connectors included in the package allow for versatile connection options. The pre-soldered PL-259 connector allows connection to a Fixed VHF directly or a handheld via the included SMA Adaptor.


  • Inflatable to full 5' full 3 dB performance in an emergency antenna. Easily stowable.
  • CO2 cartridge inflatable. Rapid & rigid inflation
  • Manually inflatable*. Inflate incase CO2 cartridge is not available (The product does not inflate to be rigid enough to be mounted free standing. Recommended only if antenna can be supported at the bottom and the top)
  • Straps and Grommets, versitle mounting options
  • Included SMA adapter, compatible with most handheld VHF radios (Check with your radio manufacturer for compatibility with the adaptor. The adaptor features an SMA male)
 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Nickel, which is known to the state of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to


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