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  • Shakespeare 396-1 5' VHF Antenna [396-1]

    Style 396-1 VHF 3dB

    Center-fed 1/2-wave coaxial sleeve

    Outstanding, basic 3dB antenna designed to reduce signal fading in rough seas. This is probably the most widely used antenna on Coast Guard vessels.

    • Brass and copper elements
    • Chrome-plated brass ferrule with standard 1-14 thread
    • Includes 15' RG-58 cable and a PL-259 connector
    • Suggested mount: Style 4187 Ratchet Mount
    • One section

    Technical Specifications:

    Frequency: VHF Marine band
    Bandwidth: (within 2.0:1 SWR): 5 MHz
    SWR: 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
    Impedance (Ohms): 50
    Gain: 3 dB
    Max Input (Watts): 50
    DC Ground: NO
    Termination: 15' RG-58 cable
    Height (feet): 5
    Polarization: Vertical
    Radiation pattern: Omni-directional


    • Antenna Band: VHF
    • Color: White
    • Construction: Fiberglass
    • Ferrule Type: Chrome Plated
    • Length (Inches): 60"
    • Box Dimensions: 3"H x 3"W x 63"L WT: 2.9 lbs
    • UPC: 719441100018

    Quick Guide (pdf)