Marine Antennas

We offer a wide range of 27 MHz, AM/FM and VHF antennas. Manufactured to exacting high standards to accessorise our range of market leading radios. Suitable for all applications whilst offering exceptional performance, reliability and value.

Two important factors when choosing an antenna are the mounting position and the desired radiating patterns for the terrain in which the antenna is to be used.
Radiating patterns

It is important to understand the relation of an antenna’s gain to its radiating pattern, as shown below. As the electrical design of the antenna is modified to increase the gain, the omnidirectional pattern is squashed in a vertical plane and is enhanced in a horizontal plane. This expands the signal’s coverage. A high gain antenna will therefore give increased coverage on flat terrain but the elevation will be limited making it unsuitable in mountainous regions.
Mounting Positions
An antenna needs a large uniform metal surface beneath the radiating elements to perform correctly. This is referred to as a ‘ground plane’. Therefore the best position to install an antenna is in the centre of a metal roof, however, this is not always possible and installation on a bull bar or mirror mount is often necessary. In this case a ‘ground independent’ antenna should be used to give the antenna its desired radiating pattern without a metal ground plane.

Radiating pattern on a flat
metal surface

The direction of a ‘non ground independent’ antenna radiation pattern varies with the vehicle mounting position as shown below.

Rear Strongest to the front,
weak to the rear.
Left Strongest to the right,
weaker to the left
(antenna right – vice versa).
Centre All directions equal (best).
Antenna Construction

Below are two examples of the electrical construction
of antennas. High gain antennas (typical 8 to 9 dBi)
are usually longer than lower gain antennas (typical
6 to 7 dBi).

 

 

 
 

 

27 MHz Range
Details - AE312H
The AE312 range of Marine Antennas are ‘Ground Dependent’. Part of the base has been manufactured in Stainless Steel for marine use.
Being ‘Ground Plane Dependent’ the antenna base needs to be in contact with a metallic surface (Ground Plane), such as steel or aluminium of approximately 0.5 m2 in area or greater.
Please Note: Fishfinders and other electrical devices can radiate varying levels of ‘noise’ during operation. To maximise the clarity of your transceiver signal avoid routing the antenna cable adjacent to transducer cables and other sources of possible interference.
Sizes

  • 600mm
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
5C41 5C41
Details - AE346H
The AE346 series pre-tuned, high performance 1.8 m ground independent, marine antennas are designed for optimum communication range. All variants are matched in appearance and are ideal for installations where multiple, but differing band types, are required on the same vessel. Each specific model features colour match identifiers on the whip and base to ensure the correct whip is returned to each base.
All exposed components are constructed from UV stabilised materials to ensure superior operational life.
Removable colour coded whip.
Adjustable whip angle to suit varying vessel mounting requirements, stowage and transportation.
Sizes

  • 1.8m
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
Details - AW364H / AW366H / AW368H (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with glass impregnated nylon ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL012 or ABL013.
Colour code – red for easy identification.
Fast fit FME connectors - no soldering of plugs required.
Ground independent design.
Sizes

  • AW364H - 1.2m
  • AW366H - 1.8m
  • AW368H - 2.4m
5C41 5C41
Details - AW366HS / AW368HS (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with marine grade stainless steel ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL016.
Fibreglass Whip.
Stainless steel ferrule.
UV stable.
Sizes

  • AW366HS - 1.8m
  • AW368HS - 2.4m

 

AM/FM Range
Details - AE312B
The AE312 range of Marine Antennas are ‘Ground Dependent’. Part of the base has been manufactured in Stainless Steel for marine use.
Being ‘Ground Plane Dependent’ the antenna base needs to be in contact with a metallic surface (Ground Plane), such as steel or aluminium of approximately 0.5 m2 in area or greater.
Please Note: Fishfinders and other electrical devices can radiate varying levels of ‘noise’ during operation. To maximise the clarity of your transceiver signal avoid routing the antenna cable adjacent to transducer cables and other sources of possible interference.
Sizes

  • 600mm
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
5C41 5C41
Details - AE346B
The AE346 series pre-tuned, high performance 1.8 m ground independent, marine antennas are designed for optimum communication range. All variants are matched in appearance and are ideal for installations where multiple, but differing band types, are required on the same vessel. Each specific model features colour match identifiers on the whip and base to ensure the correct whip is returned to each base.
All exposed components are constructed from UV stabilised materials to ensure superior operational life.
Removable colour coded whip.
Adjustable whip angle to suit varying vessel mounting requirements, stowage and transportation.
Sizes

  • 1.8m
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
Details - AW364B / AW366B / AW368B (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with glass impregnated nylon ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL012 or ABL013.
Colour code – yellow for easy identification.
Fast fit FME connectors - no soldering of plugs required.
Ground independent design.
Sizes

  • AW364B - 1.2m
  • AW366B - 1.8m
  • AW368B - 2.4m
5C41 5C41
Details - AW366BS / AW368BS (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with marine grade stainless steel ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL016.
Fibreglass Whip.
Stainless steel ferrule.
UV stable.
Sizes

  • AW366BS - 1.8m
  • AW368BS - 2.4m

 

VHF Range
Details - AE30
Deck mount pre-tuned single swivel whip antenna.
Sizes

  • 840mm
  • Supplied with base and cable
5C41 5C41
Details - AE31
Mast mount pre-tuned antenna.
NOTE: Coaxial cable required.
Sizes

  • 850mm
  • Supplied with connectors
Details - AE312V
The AE312 range of Marine Antennas are ‘Ground Dependent’. Part of the base has been manufactured in Stainless Steel for marine use.
Being ‘Ground Plane Dependent’ the antenna base needs to be in contact with a metallic surface (Ground Plane), such as steel or aluminium of approximately 0.5 m2 in area or greater.
Please Note: Fishfinders and other electrical devices can radiate varying levels of ‘noise’ during operation. To maximise the clarity of your transceiver signal avoid routing the antenna cable adjacent to transducer cables and other sources of possible interference.
Sizes

  • 450mm
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
5C41 5C41
Details - AE346V
The AE346 series pre-tuned, high performance 1.8 m ground independent, marine antennas are designed for optimum communication range. All variants are matched in appearance and are ideal for installations where multiple, but differing band types, are required on the same vessel. Each specific model features colour match identifiers on the whip and base to ensure the correct whip is returned to each base.
All exposed components are constructed from UV stabilised materials to ensure superior operational life.
Removable colour coded whip.
Adjustable whip angle to suit varying vessel mounting requirements, stowage and transportation.
Sizes

  • 1.8m
  • Supplied with a 5m coaxial cable and a quick fit FME plug/socket
Details - AW364V / AW366V / AW368V (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with glass impregnated nylon ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL012 or ABL013.
Colour code – green for easy identification.
Fast fit FME connectors - no soldering of plugs required.
Ground independent design.
Sizes

  • AW364V - 1.2m
  • AW366V - 1.8m
  • AW368V - 2.4m
5C41 5C41
Details - AW366VS / AW368VS (Whip)
Fully detachable UV stable white fibreglass whip with marine grade stainless steel ferrule. For use with base assembly ABL016.
Fibreglass Whip.
Stainless steel ferrule.
UV stable.
Sizes

  • AW366VS - 1.8m
  • AW368VS - 2.4m

 

UHF Range
Details - AT450
Stainless Steel Mast Antenna 4.5dB with Base / 3.5m Lead to suit all mobile UHF models.
Sizes

  • 3.6mm Coax Cable
  • 660mm
5C41 5C41
Details - AT-770
Stainless Steel Mast and Spring Mounted UHF 477MHz CB 6.5DB Gain Antenna. Robust constructed, 5M RG58 FME Socket Terminated with UHF Adaptor and Spring Mounted with Elevated Base.
Sizes

  • 5m cable
  • 850mm
Details - AT-870
Fibreglass Mast and Spring Mounted UHF 477MHz CB 6.5DB Gain Antenna. 5M RG58 FME Socket Terminated with UHF Adaptor and Spring Mounted with Elevated Base and 5 Metre Cable.
Sizes

  • 860mm
  • Ground Independant
5C41