Classic VHF Antennas

Built for value without compromising performance or durability, the Classic Series covers the widest variety of vessels in the Shakespeare® family. These antennas keep you connected and meet essential communication needs while offshore.

  • Brass and copper elements provide standard range and reception
  • Chrome-plated brass or nylon ferrule with standard 1: -14 thread provides for basic install
  • Smooth, durable, high-gloss white/fiberglass finish prevents yellowing
  • VSWR of <1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
  • Utilizes 15’ RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type, unless otherwise noted below*
  • 2-year warranty
  • 20 models available to fit your application
  • 4204 Replacement Tip Available for 4018 & 4018-M Antennas
Model No. Height Sections dB Connection Suggested Mount Max Input Power Bandwidth Within 2.0:1 VSWR DC Ground Matching Antenna
396-1  5' 1 3dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 4187 or 4188-SL 50 W 5 MHz No - Read Open --
399-1M  9' 6" 2 6dB SO 239, L bracket U bolts included 100 W 5 MHz Yes - Read Shorted --
420  5' 1 3dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type Mount included 50 W 5 MHz No - Read Open --
476  21' 1 10dB SO 239 483 mast bracket 350 W 10 MHz Yes - Read Shorted --
4018  19' 2 9dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 410-R 50 W 3 MHz No - Read Open --
4018-M  19' 2 9dB SO 239, u bolts U bolts included 50 W 3 MHz No - Read Open --
5101  8' 1 6dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 4187 or 5187 50 W 5 MHz Yes - Read Shorted 5120
5102  8' 1 6dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 4187 or 5187 50 W 5 MHz Yes - Read Shorted 5120
5104  4' 1 3dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 4187 or 4188-SL 50 W 5 MHz No - Read Open --
5206-N  8' 1 6dB 15' RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector type 4186-U or 4187 50 W 5 MHz No - Read Open --
Model No. Height dB Connection Suggested Mount Max Input Power Bandwidth DC Ground Color/Finish
5218  19" 0dB Magnetic mount, 15 ft RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector Magnet mount included 25 W 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR No - Read Open Black/Metal
5241-R  3' 3dB 15 ft RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector 4187 or 5187 50 W 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR No - Read Open Stainless Steel
5244 3' 3dB 15 ft RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector 4186-U or 4187 50 W 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR No - Read Open White/ Nylon
5250  3' 3dB 15 ft RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector 4186-U or 4187 50 W 7 MHz -- Stainless Steel
5911  1' 0dB 12 ft RG 58 cable, PL-259 connector Suction cup included 25 W -- Yes - Read Shorted White/ Nylon
5912  7' 0dB SO 239, Flush mount Flush mount included 25t W -- No - Read Open Black/Nylon
Model No. Height Sections dB Connection Suggested Mount Max Input Power Bandwidth Within 2.0:1 VSWR Matching Antenna Color/Finish
5215  3' 1 3dB SO 239, L bracket L bracket included 50 W 7 MHz 5215- AIS Stainless Steel
5215-C-X  3' 2 3dB 60 ft RG 8X, Pl-259 connector L bracket included 50 W 7 MHz 5215- AIS Stainless Steel
5216  15" 1 0dB SO 239 L bracket L bracket included 25 W 5 MHz -- Black/Metal
5242-A*  3' 1 3dB SO 239 L bracket L bracket included 50 W 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR 5215- AIS Stainless Steel

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