396-1 Classic VHF Marine



5′ (1.5m) VHF Marine Band 3dB Gain


Shakespeare® antennas are trusted by boaters worldwide, including the Coast Guard. We manufacture innovation, performance, and reliability with a high build quality. Designed to reduce signal fading in rough seas using brass and copper elements, this basic 5′ VHF antenna is virtually 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 or 5187 Ratchet Mounts


Shakespeare 396-1 Specifications:

Band: VHF Marine Band

Antenna Gain: 3dB

Max. Input Power: 50 watts

SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

Bandwidth: 5 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR

Ferrule: Chrome plated brass

Coax Supplied: 15 ft of RG-58

Connector Supplied: PL-259, not installed

Color/finish: White

Polarity: Vertical

Impedance: 50 Ohms

DC Ground: No DC Ground – The antenna will read open on continuity test.

Shakespeare Limited Warranty: 2 years