Frequently Asked Questions
Shakespeare's team of experts compiled this handy list of some of the most commonly asked questions about marine antennas and marine communication. Choose a category to see the questions - the default display is VHF antennas. To see the answer to any question, just click the question.
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General Questions Phase III Series Antennas FAQ
How can I check the VHF antenna to make sure it is working?
How do you install the PL-259 connector?
Will metal or other objects that are close to the antenna affect it?
Can I mount the antenna beside the radio?
Do I need a ground plane for a VHF antenna?
What is the antenna's wavelength?
How high must the antenna be?
What range can I expect from the antenna?
What is the receiving zone for my antenna?
What is the half power beam width for my antenna?
What are the differences among the many styles of antennas?
How much power can I put into the antenna?
A: Maximum power input varies with the model and type of antenna. Please see the antenna specifications pages.