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Style 5247-A

0.9m (3') VHF Marine Band 3dB

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  • Low-profile end-fed 1/2-wave with heavy-duty stainless steel whip

    The Style 5247-A is a 3dB base load antenna with a 0.9m (3ft) stainless steel whip that Lifts-n-Lays down, out of the way, for fishing, trailering, boat covers, or storage. The Lift 'n Lay feature makes the antenna extra easy to set up and lay down. Superb value, performance, and convenience. The 5247-A has an extra heavy duty whip for extra stability at high speeds.

    • Sealed, copper wire coil
    • Extra heavy duty stainless steel whip 0.9m (36in) minimizes flexing at high speed
    • Mounts by passing the antenna’s SO-239 connector through horizontal surfaces up to ½" thick.
    • Coax and PL-259 connector sold separately.
    • L-bracket included for mast mounting.
    • Whip is user replaceable.
    • One section

    Best applications include: fishing boats and trailer boats; for small to medium bass, fishing and similar types of vessels.

  • Shakespeare 5247-A Specifications
    Band: VHF Marine Band
    Antenna Gain: 3dB
    Max. Input Power: 50 watts
    SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
    Bandwidth: 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR
    Ferrule: SO-239 with supplied retaining ring
    Polarity: Vertical
    Impedance: 50 Ohms
    DC Ground: No DC Ground - The antenna will read open on continuity test.
    Limited Warranty:
    2 years


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  • Instruction sheet (PDF): 5247-A.pdf    

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