Modern boats have clean, f lowing lines that are easily disrupted by clunky accessories. With smooth surfaces throughout, the 8′ 6dB RA1201 VHF Antenna from Glomex Marine Antennas USA complements their sleek appearance, without any concession to performance.

Unlike traditional marine antennas that have large metal ferrules, the RA1201’s is internal . It creates a seamless transition between the shaft, mount and boat.

With a limited lifetime warranty, Glomex antennas are bui lt to last. The reinforced double-thickness fiberglass radome tube is painted with three layers of UV-resistant, anti-yellowing paint.

As good as the RA1201 looks, it’s a serious, durable performer. Internal dipole elements are sol id brass, crucial for peak power transmission and reception. With a 6dB gain, i t has an impedance of 50 ohms, maximum input power of 100 watts and a frequency range of 156/162 MHz. I t has vertical polarization and a standing wave ratio of ≤ 1.3 at 156.8 MHz.

The RA1201 comes with 20′ of low-loss, twin-screen coax for maximum signal transfer and has a DC ground. With the optional RA115 4-way heavy duty ratchet mount, installation is fast and easy due to its built-in cable slot and feed-thru. The Glomex RA1201 8′ VHF antenna weighs 1.1 lbs. and has a retail price of $78; the RA115 mount, $31.

Contact Glomex Marine Antennas USA, Corp. , 1825 St Julian Place, Ste. F1A, Columbia, SC 11201. 803-722-7296.,