Inflatable Emergency VHF Antenna 1.5m, 3dB, 6m RG174

Stock Code: 57083

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Inflatable Emergency & Special Purpose 1.5m VHF Antenna.
The GALAXY INFL8-5 by Shakespeare is the world’s first emergency antenna with the performance to earn the GALAXY name. It is an inflatable antenna that can be rapidly deployed via a CO2 cartridge or a manual tube and inflates to 1.52m (5') to offer a full 3dB antenna with a range 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 and other structures even in the event 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. The package also includes a solder-free female UHF connector that allows the antenna to be spliced into existing coax cables on the boat.
• Inflatable to 5ft
• 6m (20ft) of RG-174 cable supplied
• PL-259 connector pre-installed.
• Easily stowable.
• CO2 cartridge inflatable
• Rapid & rigid cartridge inflation.
• Inflate by mouth & support antenna
• Straps & Grommets give versatile mounting options.
• Stays inflated more than 24 hrs per cartridge
• Unique solder-less UHF female connector to splice antenna into existing RG-8X or RG-58 cabling.
• SMA Adaptor included is compatible with most fixed mount and handheld VHF Radios with a SMA male adaptor
• VHF Marine Band
• Gain: 3dB
• Max. Input Power: 50 Watts
• SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
• 16g threaded CO2 cartridge
• Impedance 50 Ohms
• Warranty 5 years
• Shakespeare part INFL8-5

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