Shakespeare Classic 5242-A VHF Antenna
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Shakespeare Classic 5242-A VHF Antenna

  • Antenna Length: 3 ft., Band: VHF Marine Band, Sections: 1, Stainless Steel
  • Max. Input Power: 50 Watts, Gain: 3 dB, Bandwidth: 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR
  • Supplied with L-Shaped Mounting Bracket and SO-239 Connector
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    Shipping Weight: 
    1.65 Lbs.
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    Status:      In Stock



    Shakespeare Classic 5242-R VHF Antenna


    • Convenient press-and-twist bayonet fitting for quick attachment or removal of whip from antenna
    • User-replaceable stainless steel whip
    • SO-239 connector and L-shaped bracket included for mounting to a vertical surface
    • Optional coax cable and PL-259 connector sold separately
    • 2-year limited warranty


    • Shakespeare Model No.5242-A
    • Length: 3 ft.
    • Sections: 1
    • Finish: Stainless steel
    • Cable Supplied: None (sold separately)
    • Connector Supplied: SO-239 (optional PL-259 sold separately)
    • Suggested Mount: L-shaped bracket included
    • Band: VHF Marine Band
    • Gain: 3 dB
    • Max. Input Power: 50 Watts
    • SWR (Standing Wave Ratio): Nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
    • Bandwidth: 7 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR
    • Impedance: 50 Ohms
    • Polarity: Vertical
    • DC Ground: No*

    *Antenna will read as open when tested with ohm meter.


    Additional Handling Note:
    Most carriers impose an extra handling fee of $12.00, that will be added to your shipping charges if it applies.

    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

    Ancor UHF Solder On Male Plug - PL-259
    Item #: 203848
  • Type: Solder-on
  • Orientation: Male, Sold Individually
  • Function: Straight Male Plug for UHF Antenna Cable Connection
  •  Include

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    Ancor RG-8X Coaxial Cable - Sold Per Foot
    Item #: 255007
  • Cable Type: RG-8X, Premium Tinned Copper
  • Outside Diameter: 1/4", Color: White
  • Sold by the Foot
  •  Include

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    Shakespeare Centerpin Gold-Plated PL-259 Connector
    Item #: 255016
  • Type: Self-Crimping
  • Orientation: Male, Sold Individually
  • Function: Installation of PL-259 Cable, Material: Gold-Plated Brass
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    Ancor RG-8X Coaxial Cable - Sold by the Spool
    Item #: 255070
  • Cable Type: RG-8X, Premium Tinned Copper
  • Outside Diameter: 1/4", Color: White
  • Spool Length: 250', Sold by the Spool
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