5' VHF Inflatable Emergency Antenna 3dB Galaxy
5’, 3dB GALAXY®-INFL8 VHF, Inflatable Emergency and Special Purpose Antenna
The GALAXY INFL8-5 by Shakespeare is the world’s first emergency antenna with
the performance to earn the GALAXY name. It is an inflatable antenna that can be
rapidly deployed via a CO2 cartridge or a manual tube and inflates to 5 ft (1.6
m) to offer a full 3dB antenna with a range of up to three times greater than
any existing helical emergency antenna. Thanks to its inflatable design, the
antenna can be deflated and stowed away safely in its easy-to-spot storage bag
until it is needed again.
The antenna can be mounted with its hook and loop straps allowing for quick
and easy installation in any weather to stanchions, outriggers or other vertical
structures on board. The antenna also features grommets on the top and bottom to
facilitate hanging and securing to spreaders, masts, hard tops and other
structures even in case the inflatable bladder becomes damaged.
The connectors included in the package allow for versatile connection
options. The pre-soldered PL-259 connector allows connection to a Fixed VHF
directly or a handheld via the included SMA Adaptor.
- Inflatable to Full 5' with Full 3dB performance in an emergency antenna
- Rapid & rigid inflation
- Versatile mounting options through Straps & Grommets along the edges
- Manually Inflatable*
- Compatible with most fixed mount and handheld VHF Radios
- Easily stowable in included bag
*When manually inflated, the product does not inflate to be rigid enough to
be mounted free standing. Recommended only if antenna can be supported at the
bottom and the top.
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