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We are very pleased to present this new catalogue which features our extensive range of antennas, mounts and accessories for sailing boats, power boats and commercial vessels. This is our first catalogue since the Communication Aerials / V-Tronix business was acquired by Shakespeare – and the benefit of this alliance is clearly evident from our greatly expanded range of products. Not only are we continuing to offer our popular range of power boat antennas and mounts which are V-Tronix branded and specially made for us by Shakespeare – but this catalogue also features a number of excellent new Shakespeare products which have been selected for their versatility and value.

Both Shakespeare and V-Tronix have many decades of experience in designing and manufacturing antennas and electronic equipment for the marine and land-based industries. We are fully aware that our products are often used in extremely hostile environments where safety and reliability are of the utmost importance. For this reason, all our products are individually tested and inspected at each stage of manufacture in order to meet our stringent quality standards.

In the interests of product improvement, we reserve the right to alter specifications and sizes without prior notice. We are most grateful to the following organisations for the loan of photographs for this catalogue: Photography by Patrick Collinge, Billy Black and Phillip Collins courtesy of Sunsail.co.uk; Fairline Boats plc; Hanse Yachts; Maritime Journal; Ribcraft; RIB International; Sunseeker International; and X-Yachts.

We are proud of our world-wide reputation for quality and value, and we trust that the products in this catalogue will ensure that you have a communication system to match your particular requirements, or those of your customers.

The designs and line drawings in this catalogue are © copyright 2008 Shakespeare Company, LLC, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Note: The measurements and data provided in this catalogue are given in good faith but Shakespeare accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions.

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Index

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Index & Sailing Boat Antennas A1

D

Extension Loudspeaker, Accessories & TV Antennas

Index

D1

A2

Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

D2

Antenna Accessories: Deck Plugs & Deck Glands

A3

Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

D3

Antenna Accessories: Deck Connectors

A4

Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

D4

Antenna Accessories: Plugs & Jacks

A5

Emergency VHF Antennas

D5

Antenna Radio Tester & Automatic Switch

A6

Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

D6

TV Antennas

B

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Power Boat Antennas & Mounts B1

Weather-Proof Extension Loudspeaker

Commercial, HF/SSB Antennas & Mounts

Power Boat Antennas: VHF

E1

Commercial VHF Antennas Commercial VHF Antennas

Power Boat Antennas: Cellular Dual Band

E2

B3

Power Boat Antennas: AM/FM & Marine Band Separator

E3

Antenna Mounts: Commercial

B4

Power Boat Antenna Mounts

E4

Professional Collinear Antennas

B5

Power Boat Antenna Mounts

E5

HF/SSB Antennas

B6

Extension Poles

E6

HF/SSB Antennas

E7

HF/SSB Antenna Mounts

E8

Loran Whips

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CB6 R.I.B., Cellular, A.I.S. & Special Antennas Extension Poles C1

R.I.B. Antenna: VHF F

Antenna Parts, Brackets, Cable & Powerverters

C2

Multi-Band Cellular Antenna

C3

A.I.S. Antennas: Automatic Identification System

F1

Antenna Parts

C4

Active Antennas & Power Supplies

F2

Antenna Brackets & Adaptors

C5

Shakespeare Specials for Small Boats & AM/FM

F3

Coaxial Cable Packs & Reels

C6

Shakespeare Specials: Centre-fed 1/2 Wave & Wi-fi

F4

Powerverters: Voltage Converters

F5

Powerverters: Voltage Converters

F6

Antenna Advice

= New product(s) featured. British Marine Electronics Association

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For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

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Introducing

The Hawk & The Whipflex

Both the Hawk and Whipflex were designed and developed to meet the requirements of the most demanding sailors. They feature the popular V-Tronix solderless connector system - for easy installation and end-of-season dismounting – and are packed in attractive blister packs with fitting instructions in 17 languages.

YHK

These ever-popular masthead antennas have become the industry’s benchmark for any sailing boat fitted with a VHF radio. Their reputation is unrivalled and these antennas are chosen as original equipment by boat builders throughout the world because of their reliability, durability and value for money.

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Stainless Steel Whip with Hawk Wind Indicator

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Quality stainless steel whip Lightweight Low windage 180mm flat bracket for mounting at masthead plus 20m of RG58 cable Solderless connector PL259 plug Blister packed Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.89m

Weight

0.25 kilo

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Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

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Whipflex Stainless Steel Whip

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Quality stainless steel whip Lightweight Low windage 180mm nylon cranked bracket for mounting at masthead plus 20m of RG58 cable Solderless connector PL259 plug Blister packed

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.89m

Weight

0.15 kilo

Sailing Boat Antennas

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Fitting instructions in these languages in both Hawk and Whipflex packs: English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

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This popular V-Tronix masthead antenna is perfect for race boats or for sailors who want an antenna with the lowest possible windage. The Heliflex performed very well in an independent test conducted by “Sailing Today” – and their conclusion was: “...It actually performed very well and almost managed to hold its own against the other whip antennas”. This antenna is frequently specified for original equipment by leading sail boat makers and it is presented in an attractive blister pack.

HA 156C Heliflex Stub Antenna • • • • • • • •

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Low windage antenna for race yachts Ultra lightweight Helical construction Unobtrusive Integral aluminium masthead fitting plus 20m of RG58 cable PL259 plug Does not require ground plane Blister packed

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.15m

Weight

0.05 kilo

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Emergency VHF Antennas

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Emergency VHF Antennas for instant set up if your main antenna becomes broken or disabled.

SL 156

5911

Shorelink Emergency Antenna

Stowaway Emergency Antenna

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Sealed in waterproof container Stored easily on bulkhead or in flare pack 6m of miniature co-axial cable (RG174) with PL259 plug fitted Compulsory for R.O.R.C. racing Blister packed

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Packed in a plastic tube Easily stowed away Fitted with rubber suction cap for quick mounting on any smooth, horizontal surface. 3.7m of cable with PL-259 connector Velcro strips for storage are included

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Gain

Unity

Length

0.24m closed, 0.4 open

Length

0.25m

Weight

0.3 kilo

Weight

0.24 kilo

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

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For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 Sailing Boat Antennas: VHF

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All the antennas in this range have been designed to withstand the most rugged punishment. They are manufactured to the highest standards and quality - and all the vulnerable electrical parts are sealed in epoxy resin to resist water ingress.

MD 20

MD 20N

MD 23

Stainless Steel Whip Antenna

Stainless Steel Whip Antenna with Integral N Jack

Short Helical Antenna

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Stainless steel whip Lightweight Low windage 180mm nylon cranked bracket for masthead mounting Watertight strong construction 20m RG58 cable PL259 plug

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Stainless steel whip Lightweight Low windage 180mm nylon bracket for masthead fitting Watertight strong construction Fitted with integral ‘N’ jack to allow detachable cable

Low profile Low windage Unobtrusive Does not require ground plane Over-moulded helical 150mm aluminium bracket 20m RG58 cable PL259 plug

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

Gain

3 dBi

Gain

3 dBi

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.93m

Length

0.94m

Length

0.31m

Weight

0.2 kilo (with bracket)

Weight

0.4 kilo (with bracket)

Weight

0.3 kilo

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Power Boat Antennas: VHF

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Each antenna has been optimised for its particular function; together they form part of a complementary series that have been matched in size and appearance. Select all your antennas from one series and they will enhance the appearance of your vessel. The longer the antenna, the greater the effective height and therefore range.

RV 120-P

RV 120

MD 10S

RV 240

1.5m, Fibreglass VHF Antenna with polycarbonate ferrule

1.5m, Fibreglass VHF Antenna with stainless steel ferrule

1.5m, Fibreglass VHF Antenna with polycarbonate ferrule, including Ratchet Mount

2.4m, Fibreglass VHF Antenna with stainless steel ferrule

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Ideal for smaller power boats and work boats White tapered fibreglass tube White polycarbonate ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread 6m RG58 cable PL259 plug Recommended Ratchet Mount is ARMNT-P (see Page B4)

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Ideal for smaller power boats and work boats White tapered fibreglass tube Stainless steel ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread 6m RG58 cable PL259 plug Recommended Ratchet Mounts are ARMNT and ARMNT-SL (see Page B4)

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

Gain

3 dBi

V.S.W.R

1.3 AT 156.8 MHz

Length Weight

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Ideal for smaller power boats and work boats White tapered fibreglass tube White polycarbonate ferrule Supplied complete with white nylon Ratchet Mount 6m RG58 cable PL259 plug

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Ideal for larger power boats and small ships White tapered fibreglass tube Stainless steel ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread 6m RG58 cable PL259 plug Recommended Ratchet Mounts are ARMNT and ARMNT-SL (see Page B4)

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

Gain

3 dBi

Gain

6 dBi

V.S.W.R

1.3 at 156.8MHz

V.S.W.R

1.3 at 156.8MHz

V.S.W.R

1.3 at 156.8MHz

1.5m

Length

1.5m

Length

1.6m (with mount)

Length

2.4m

0.44 kilo

Weight

0.5 kilo

Weight

0.75 kilo (with mount)

Weight

0.55 kilo

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(See pages B4, B5 and B6 for Mounts and Extension Poles) (See Pages B2 and B3 for matching Cellular and AM/FM antennas)

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These Cellular Antennas cover Pan European GSM 900 and 1800MHz networks. Unlike car antennas, they do not need huge amounts of metal to act as a ground plane and therefore can be mounted in any convenient location. See pages B4, B5 and B6 for Mounts and Extension Poles. See pages B1 and B3 for matching VHF and AM/FM antennas.

RC 120-PDB

RC 240 DB

1.5m, Cellular Antenna Dual Band with polycarbonate ferrule

2.4m, Cellular Antenna Dual Band with stainless steel ferrule

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White tapered fibreglass tube White polycarbonate ferrule Matches RV 120-P and MD24 1” x 14 TPI thread 7.6m LoMax cable TNC connector Recommended Ratchet Mount is ARMNT-P (see Page B4)

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

890 - 960 MHz & 1800 - 1900 MHz

Frequency Range

890 - 960 MHz & 1800 - 1900 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

Gain

6 dBi

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 925 MHz & at 1918.7 MHz

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 925 MHz & at 1918.7 MHz

Length

1.5m

Length

2.4m

Weight

1.0 kilo

Weight

1.1 kilo

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White tapered fibreglass tube Stainless steel ferrule Matches RV 240 and MD32SS 1” x 14 TPI thread 7.6m LoMax cable TNC connector Recommended Ratchet Mounts are ARMNT and ARMNT-SL (see Page B4)

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Power Boat For Antennas: AM/FM & Marine Band Separator more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404

These Antennas are specifically for AM/FM frequencies and match the RV120-P and RV240 (see page B1) and the RC 120PDB and the RC 240DB (see page B2). See pages B4, B5 and B6 for Mounts and Extension Poles. See pages B1 and B2 for matching VHF and AM/FM antennas.

MD 24 1.5m, Fibreglass Antenna with polycarbonate ferrule • • • • •

White tapered fibreglass tube White polycarbonate ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread 4.6m RG62 cable Recommended Ratchet Mount is ARMNT-P (see Page B4)

MD 32SS 2.4m, Fibreglass Antenna with stainless steel ferrule • • • • •

White tapered fibreglass tube Stainless steel ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread 4.6m RG62 cable Recommended Ratchet Mounts are ARMNT and ARMNT-SL (see Page B4)

Impedance

93 ohms

Impedance

93 ohms

Frequency Range

0.5 - 104 MHz

Frequency Range

0.5 - 104 MHz

Length

1.5m

Length

2.4m

Weight

0.44 kilo

Weight

0.44 kilo

ACC 100 Marine Band Separator AM/FM/VHF This clever device eliminates the need for a separate AM/FM Antenna - and works with any marine VHF antenna. AM/FM and VHF radios can operate at the same time. • • • • •

Will not interfere with VHF radio performance Automatic: no switching is required when transmitting on the VHF radio Complete with 3m of RG62 AM/FM cable and 1m of RG58 VHF cable Cables are fitted with connectors Packed in poly bag and header card

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B4

All our powerboat antennas with female ferrules have a standard thread of 1” x 14 TPI which allows compatibility with our wide range of Mounts and Extension Poles. (See page B6 for Extension Poles).

ARMNT

ARMNT-P

ARMNT-SL

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Stainless Steel Ratchet Mount

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4 way swivel mount For deck or side mounting Quick release lever allows antenna fold-down Sturdy construction, quality finish Suitable for all powerboat antennas

Solid Nylon Ratchet Mount

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4 way swivel mount For deck or side mounting Quick release lever allows antenna fold-down Manufactured in UV resistant white nylon Not for use with antennas longer than 2.4m (in self supporting mode)

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New, nutless, streamlined model 4 way swivel mounting Quick release lever allows antenna fold-down Highly polished finish Suitable for all powerboat antennas.

ARMRM-S

ARMRM-P

Stainless Steel Ratchet Rail Mount

Nylon Ratchet Rail Mount

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Ratchet action for antenna fold down Easy installation on 22mm (7/8”) and 25mm (1”) vertical or horizontal rails Not for use with antennas longer than 2.4m (in self supporting mode)

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Stainless Steel Rachet Mount

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Ratchet action for antenna fold down Easy installation on 22mm (7/8”) and 25mm (1”) vertical or horizontal rails Complete with rubber gasket Made from durable, white nylon

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All our powerboat antennas with female ferrules have a standard thread of 1” x 14 TPI which allows compatibility with our wide range of Mounts and Extension Poles. (See page B6 for Extension Poles).

ARM-S

ARM-P

Economy Stainless Steel Rail Mount

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This clever design allows a neat fit to 22mm (7/8”), 25mm (1”) and 32mm (11/4”) square or round rails For vertical or horizontal rails Can also be mounted to flat surfaces Complete with nylon adaptors

AHDVM

Nylon Fixed Rail Mount

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Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Vertical Mount

Fits 22mm ( ”) and 25mm (1”) horizontal rails Incorporates slot for cable Complete with adaptor, rubber gasket and hexagon key Ideal for GPS antennas Made from durable white nylon 7/8

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Heavy duty, vertical mount/pole mount with ‘U’ bolts and nuts 90mm x 90mm backing plate 120mm total height 65mm hole centres 1” x 14 TPI thread Stainless steel

ALDHM

MDM 102

ALDHM-P

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Stainless Steel Fixed Base Mount Sturdy, 100mm (4”) high mount 75mm (3”) diameter base Ideal for fitting to radar arches Excellent for GPS and marine TV antennas

Stainless Steel Flange Mount Heavy duty, 25mm (1”) high mount 70mm (23/4”) diameter base Ideal for GPS, marine TV and fibreglass antennas up to 1.5m long

Nylon Flange Mount White nylon, 25mm (1”) high mount 70mm (23/4”) diameter base Suitable for moderate duty operations

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B6 Heavy duty, 316 grade stainless steel Extension Poles with 1” x 14TPI thread, male and female fittings. Ideal for GPS and other antennas. Packed in clear plastic tubes. Available in three lengths:

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4700-1

4700-2

0.15m/ 6”

0.305m/ 1’

0.610m/ 2’

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R.I.B.Antenna: Antenna:VHF VHF R.I.B.

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R.I.B., Cellular, A.I.S & Special Antennas

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YRR Raider Antenna • • • • • • • •

Designed specifically for R.I.B.s (Rigid Inflatable Boats) Short helical design to avoid snagging and excessive whip action Black stainless steel Solderless connector system Integral black bracket with mounting holes 6m RG58 cable PL259 plug Blister packed

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3 dBi

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.48m

Weight

0.14 kilo

See pages F1, F2, and F3 for Parts, Brackets and Cable

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For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 Multi-Band Cellular Antenna

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This versatile antenna replaced the YSE 900 and YSE 1800 because its multi band performance means that it covers ALL GSM bands. This new antenna is therefore suitable for all European cellular operators.

YSE DB Multi Band Cellular Antenna • • • •

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Lightweight construction 150mm black aluminium bracket and screws 5m RG58 cable Blister packed

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

860 - 960 MHz 1710 - 1960 MHz 2100 - 2200 MHz

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

0.15m

Weight

0.28 kilo (with bracket)

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C3

These omni-directional antennas have been specifically designed so that the user can dedicate one antenna for the narrowband frequency specified for AIS (Automatic Identification System). By using one, dedicated antenna, this helps to eliminate interference from nearby channels

AIS-MAST

AIS-COM

Stainless Steel Masthead Antenna for AIS

Commercial Antenna for AIS

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Stainless steel whip Lightweight Low windage 150mm cranked aluminium bracket for masthead mounting Watertight strong construction 20m of RG58 cable PL259 plug

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Rugged fibreglass tube Closed cell foam and epoxy resin sealed Complete with two MDM 207 clamps (see page E3) 1m of RG213 cable fitted with ‘N’ jack

396-1-AIS

1.2m, Mast Mount, Fibreglass Antenna for AIS • • • • • •

Commercial grade construction Aluminium, 0.25m, mast mounting sleeve Supplied with two U-bolts Ideal for powerboats and workboats S0-239 connector at the base Cable not supplied

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

161.975 - 162.025 MHz

Frequency Range

161.975 - 162.025 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

Gain

Unity

Gain

3dB

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

Length

0.93m

Length

1.6m

Length

1.2m

0.2 kilo (with bracket)

Weight

1.6 kilo

Weight

1.3 kilo

Weight

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The AAX1 and AAX5 are used to supply d.c. voltage to our Active Antenna when d.c. power is not provided by the receiver. The AAX5 also performs the function of a 5-way splitter unit, allowing the connection of radio navigation equipment, communication, Navtex and broadcast receivers to the one antenna. The units are encapsulated in epoxy resin to prevent the ingress of water and are, therefore, totally suitable for the marine environment. The units can be mounted vertically or horizontally and can be situated close to our Active Antenna.

AA 20 Active Antenna • • •

AAX1

AAX5

Power Supply/Splitter Box for Active Antennas

Power Supply/Splitter Box for Active Antennas

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AM HF/SSB Navtex Weather Fax Single output only

• • • •

Tapered stainless steel whip Lightweight, wideband, active receive-only 20m RG58 cable and black aluminium bracket plus BNC connector Use with AAX1 or AAX5 Power Supply/Splitter Box

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

50 KHz - 30 MHz 88 - 108 MHz with AAX5

Weight

0.93m

Weight

0.3 kilo

Allows up to 5 receivers with one active antenna AM HF/SSB Navtex Weather Fax

Power Requirement

10 - 30v d.c.

Power Requirement

10 - 30v d.c.

Size

10.5 x 6.2 x 2.5cm

Size

13.8 x 9.2 x 4.0cm

Cable

1m RG58 with BNC Jack 1m two core battery cable

Cable

1m two core battery cable and two BNC plugs

Weight

0.25 kilo

Weight

0.35 kilo

This active antenna is designed for receive-only purposes. It is lightweight. rugged and can be used to feed up to five receivers. When the d.c. voltage for the active antenna is not provided by the receiver, it may be supplied by either our AAX1 or AAX5 Power Supply/ Splitter Box. The AAX5 is recommended when the antenna is required to supply more than one receiver. The receivers can be a combination of navigation types, SSB, broadcast AM/FM and Fax.

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5242-A Stainless Steel, End-fed, 1 2 Wave, VHF Whip with bayonet fit

5912 ‘Rubber Duck’ VHF Antenna for small boats • • • • • •

Ideal for small boat use needing short range communications Complete with gold-plated flush mounting kit Male TNC on the antenna base plus TNC female also supplied Attaches and detaches easily Particularly suitable for cabin-top or console-top installations Blister packed, Shakespeare branding

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Stainless steel whip Lightweight, low windage Press-and-twist bayonet fitting Ideal for applications where removal of the whip is required (fishing, trailering, boat covers, storage etc.) Complete with stainless steel L bracket for mounting to a vertical surface S0-239 connector included PL-259 and cable to be ordered separately

4350 1m Fibreglass AM/FM Antenna with Lift-n-Lay mount • •

White, tapered fibreglass tube Fitted to an integral, Lift-n-Lay, polycarbonate mount which is ideal for boat trailering, boat storage etc. Complete with 3m of RG-62 cable with Motorola plug

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3dB

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

Frequency Range

AM: 550 - 1600 KHz / FM: 88 - 108 MHz

0.18m

Length

0.9m

Length

0.9m

0.14 kilo

Weight

0.3 kilo

Weight

0.58 kilo

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

Length Weight

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Shakespeare Specials: Centre-fed

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Wave and Wi-fi

Now you can work while you play – if you have a Wi-Fi enabled computer system on board your boat. This new Shakespeare Galaxy, 0.61m, 8dB gain antenna brings the brilliance of Wi-Fi to the marine environment. It features an N-type connector and a special sleeved-collar ferrule design which accommodates larger diameter coaxial cable.

Outstanding 3dB antenna designed to reduce signal fading in rough seas Widely used on U.S. Coast Guard and military vessels. Ideal for professional applications White tapered fibreglass tube Brass and copper elements Chrome plated brass ferrule 1” x 14 TPI thread Complete with 4.6m of RG58 cable with PL-259 connector Recommended Mounts are the ARMNT and ARMNT-SL (see Page B4)

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Hi-tech PCB copper elements Hi-gloss, polyurethane fibreglass tube Stainless steel ferrule with 1x 14 TPI thread Female N-type connector in the antenna Recommended Mounts are ARMNT, ARMNT-SL, and ARMRM-S (see Page B4) Maximum Power Input

25 watts

Frequency

2.40-2.48 GHz

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

3dB

DC Grounding No

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

Bandwidth

80MHz within 2.0:1

Length

1.5m

Length

0.61m

Weight

1.3 kilo

Weight

0.66 kilo

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Wi-fi, Fibreglass Antenna with 8dB gain

1.5m, Fibreglass, Centre-Fed, 2 Wave, Coaxial Sleeve, VHF Antenna with chrome-plated brass ferrule 1

2

5248

396-1

1

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D1

Extension Loudspeaker, Accessories & TV Antennas

A tough and reliable extension speaker for VHF radios

WS 200-P Deck Watch • • • • •

Can be surface or flush mounted UV resistant ABS construction Can be used on 4 or 8 ohm systems Requires a hole diameter of 116mm for flush mounting Blister packed

Overall diameter

140mm

Depth

50mm

Output

5 watts

Impedance

8 ohms

Weight

0.3 kilo

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For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 & Deck Glands Antenna Accessories: Deck Plugs

D2

This range of V-Tronix Marine Accessories replaces our former YCK range – and all these products are now presented in attractive blister packs, clearly labelled and with full fitting instructions. Each product is available only in cartons of 5 packs. So, for ordering, 1 x ACC 105 = a carton of 5 packs of ACC 105 Deck Plugs & Sockets.

ACC 105

ACC 106

ACC 108

ACC 113

Deck Plug & Socket for RG58

Deck Plug & Socket for RG213

Thru’ Deck Gland for RG58

Thru’ Deck Gland for RG213

Deck Plug and Socket for RG58 cable with ‘N’ Type connector, shroud and screws Complete with 2 protection caps NOTE: Used to be the YCK5 pack

Deck Plug and Socket for RG213 cable with ‘N’ Type connector, shroud and screws Complete with protection cap NOTE: Used to be the YCK6 pack

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Through Deck Gland for RG58 cable Split seal gland Connector can be withdrawn through gland without cutting cable Complete with stainless steel screws NOTE: Used to be the YCK1 pack

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Through Deck Gland for RG213 cable Split seal gland Connector can be withdrawn through gland without cutting cable Complete with stainless steel screws NOTE: Used to be the YCK2 pack

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D3

A well engineered range of Deck Connectors for through-deck fitting of coaxial cable. Smart, neat and effective. Blister packed.

ACC 130

ACC 133

ACC 135

Deck Connector for RG58

Deck Connector for RG213

Deck Connector for UHF

• •

N Type Deck Connector for RG58 cable Complete with rubber gasket Protection caps supplied

• •

N Type Deck Connector for RG213 cable Complete with rubber gasket Protection caps supplied

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UHF Deck Connector for RG58 or RG213 cable Complete with rubber gasket Protection caps supplied

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D4

This range of V-Tronix Marine Accessories replaces our former YCK range – and all these products are now presented in attractive blister packs, clearly labelled and with full fitting instructions. Each product is available only in cartons of 5 packs. So, for ordering, 1 x ACC 140 = a carton of 5 packs of ACC 140 N Type Plugs

ACC 140

ACC 142

ACC 144

ACC 148

ACC 150

N Type Plug ‘N’ Type plug for RG58 cable

N Type Jack

N Type Plug

‘N’ Type plug for RG58 cable

ACC 151

ACC 154

Plug Shrouds for RG58

BNC Plug

Two Vinyl Plug Shrouds for RG58 cable

BNC plug for RG58 cable

‘N’ Type plug for RG213 cable

ACC 155 BNC Jack •

N Type Plug

BNC jack for RG58 cable

PL259 plug for RG58 cable

PL259 plug for RG213 cable

ACC 157

ACC 158

Cable Splicer for RG58

Solderless Cable Termination Kit

The easy way to splice or join RG58 cable. No measuring... No stripping... No soldering.

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N Type Plug

All the spare parts used for solderless terminations on the Hawk, Whipflex and Raider NOTE: Used to be the YSC

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D5

ART-3

Antenna Radio Tester No need to call for a radio check when you have this compact, easy to use, unit on board. Unlike other meters in its class, the ART-3 tests receiver function as well as output power and VSWR (antenna efficiency). It is powered by an internal battery or can be connected to shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12v d.c. with the supplied power cable. Battery level can be checked at the flick of a switch. No serious boater should be without an ART-3.

AS-2

Antenna Switch This automatic switch toggles two radios to one antenna. When you key the microphone on one of the radios, it switches the antenna to it â&#x20AC;Śautomatically. The radio stays locked onto the antenna until the automatic switch detects a transmit from the other radio. Easy! The product is blister packed.

The product is blister packed.

Frequency Range

Up to 600MHz

155 - 158 MHz

VSWR

Below 1.2:1

RF Power Scale

0 to 30 watts

Power Rating

30W

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Accuracy

10%

Insertion Loss

Less than 1.2dB Better than 50dB

Frequency Range

Connectors

S0-239 type

Isolation

Construction

Cast aluminium

Connections

S0-239 type

Signal Generator

3KHz Deviation

Power Supply

12v d.c. @ 200ma

Tone

1000 KHz

Sensing/Switching Time

Less than 100ms

Construction

-115 dBM

Construction

Cast aluminium case

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TV 0014

TV 2020GE

4366

TV Antenna

TV Antenna

Mast Mount for TV 2020GE

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Aluminium Mast Mount with a 1” x 14TPI thread fitting for the TV2020GE TV Antenna. Blister packed.

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Attractive, streamlined shape Lightweight, slimline design Omni-directional FM/TV reception Operates from 12v d.c. or 230v a.c. mains Supplied with 2 outlet distribution box Mast/pole mounting bracket supplied Complete with 6m of coaxial cable

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• Frequency

VHF: 40-230 MHz UHF: 470-860 MHz

Gain

VHF: 20dB UHF: 32 dB

Power Input

12v d.c. and 230v a.c.

Output Impedance

75 ohms

Aerial size

310 x 260 x 70mm

Power supply size

130 x 70 x 45mm

Aerial weight

0.66 kilo, including bracket

Power supply size

0.41 kilo

High performance, premium quality antenna Omni directional FM/TV reception Operates from 12v d.c. and 220/240v a.c. mains Solid state electronics for marine environment Gold plated, screw-on F connectors 1” x 14 TPI thread ferrule for easy mounting. (See Page B5 for Flange Mounts and others. See 4366 on next column) Complete with 9.2 metres of ultra low loss RG59 cable

Frequency Range

50-890 MHz

Gain

19.5 dBi average

Power Input

12v d.c. and 220-240v a.c.

Impedance

75 ohms

Aerial size

355mm diameter x 50mm (14” x 2”)

Aerial weight

1.36 kilos

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Commercial VHF Antennas

E1

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MD 7A

Marine VHF Dipole • • • •

Rugged fibreglass tube Closed cell foam and epoxy resin sealed Complete with two MDM 207 clamps (See page E3) 1m of RG213 cable fitted with ‘N’ jack

MD 15

Heavy Duty Marine VHF Dipole • • • •

Rugged fibreglass tube Closed cell foam and epoxy resin sealed Complete with two MDM 207 clamps (See page E3) 1m of RG213 cable fitted with ‘N’ jack

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

Gain

3 dBd

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

1.6m

Length

2.75m

Weight

1.6 kilos (clamps are 2 kilos)

Weight

1.9 kilos (clamps are 2 kilos)

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Commercial, HF/SSB Antennas & Mounts

These Commercial Marine VHF Antennas are carefully constructed and are capable of withstanding the worst the elements can throw at them. All the antennas offer excellent bandwidth/VSWR characteristics within the frequency range of 156 MHz - 162 MHz. All antennas in this series are suitable for GMDSS installations.

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E2

These Commercial Marine VHF Antennas are carefully constructed and are capable of withstanding the worst the elements can throw at them. All the antennas offer excellent bandwidth/VSWR characteristics within the frequency range of 156 MHz - 162 MHz. All antennas in this series are suitable for GMDSS installations.

MD 18

MD 19

MD 70

Marine, End-Fed, VHF Antenna

Marine, End-Fed, VHF Antenna

Marine, End-Fed, VHF Antenna with Universal Base

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Integral aluminium mounts for bulkhead mounting White, tapered fibreglass tube Epoxy resin sealed 8m of RG58 cable fitted with PL259 plug

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Integral aluminium mounts for bulkhead mounting White, tapered fibreglass tube Epoxy resin sealed 8m of RG213 cable fitted with PL259 plug

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Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

Unity

Gain

3 dBd

Gain

Unity

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

V.S.W.R

<1.5:1 at resonance

Length

2.75m

Length

2.75m

Length

1.5m

0.75 kilo (with mounts)

Weight

0.75 kilo (with mounts)

Weight

0.75 kilo

Weight

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White, tapered fibreglass tube Cast aluminium integral base with whiteglass finish and ‘U’ bolts Mounts on both horizontal and vertical poles 0.3m of RG213 cable fitted with ‘N’ jack

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Antenna Mounts: Commercial

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A range of heavy duty mounts, primarily for commercial applications.

AHDVM

MDM 207

MXG 100

Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Vertical Mount

Pair of Mounting Clamps

Mounting Plate with ‘U’ Bolts

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Heavy duty, vertical mount/pole mount with ‘U’ bolts and nuts 90mm x 90mm backing plate 120mm total height 65mm hole centres 1” x 14 TPI thread Stainless steel

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Pair of galvanised steel mounting clamps for MD7A and MD15 Size: 260mm x 40mm Aerial size: 25mm - 50mm diameter Pole size: 25mm - 50mm diameter

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Galvanised steel mounting plate with 2 sets of ‘U’’ bolts and nuts Plate size: 100mm x 100mm Hole centres: 50mm and 65mm

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Professional Collinear Antennas

E4

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399-1

399-1-M

2.9m, Collinear Phased, 5/8 Wave, Two Section, VHF Antenna with Two Coaxial Chokes

2.9m, Collinear Phased, 5/8 Wave, Two Section, VHF Antenna with Two Coaxial Chokes

This professional quality antenna combines strength and performance for use where you really need the efficiency of a longer antenna but you don’t have room for one. The chokes suppress cable radiation.

This antenna is the same as the 399-1 but it has a 0.25m aluminium sleeve for mast mounting.

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Brass and copper elements Chrome plated brass ferrule with 1” x 14TPI thread Complete with 4.6m of RG58 cable with PL-259 connector Two sections: Base 1.9m and Top 1.0m Recommended mount is the MDM 410 (page E7) which includes the Stand-off Bracket This Stand-off Bracket should be mounted up to 1.0m from the base of this antenna

S0-239 connector at the base Two U-bolts are supplied The fibreglass section should be level with or above the mount

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Frequency Range

156 - 162 MHz

Gain

6dB

Gain

6dB

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

V.S.W.R

1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz

Length

2.9m

Length

2.9m

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E5

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These commercial HF/SSB antennas on pages E5 and E6 and the Mounts on page E7 are all made by Shakespeare. Their quality is superb and they are used on commercial vessels, trawlers, ferries and superyachts throughout the world.

390

390-1

7.0m HF/SSB Two Section Antenna with Conductors

7.0m HF/SSB Two Section Antenna with Conductors, fitted on base flange

This award winning 7 metre / 23 feet antenna is often referred to as “the standard of the industry” by virtue of its capabilities and popularity: • • • • • •

Reinforced insulation allows input power up to 1 kw The conductors run full length and are permanently sealed (no loading coil) Side feed termination band Two sections: Base 4.15m and Top 2.87m Chrome plated brass ferrules and the base ferrule has a 1” x 14 TPI thread Recommended mounts are the 409-R and 410-R. See page E7.

Frequency Range

2-30 MHz with tuner

Bandwidth within 2.0:1 SWR

resonant frequency 10.8 MHz

Maximum input wattage

1kw

DC ground

Not Applicable

Length

7.0m / 23 feet

This 7.0m HF/SSB Antenna is identical to the 390 except that it is fitted with a very robust, anodised Almag 35 aluminium base flange.

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HF/SSB Antennas

E6

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These commercial HF/SSB antennas on pages E5 and E6 and the Mounts on page E7 are all made by Shakespeare. Their quality is superb and they are used on commercial vessels, trawlers, ferries and superyachts throughout the world.

393

5300

7.0m HF/SSB Three Section Antenna with Conductors

8.6m HF/SSB Two Section Antenna with Conductors

This 7 metre / 23 feet antenna is electrically the same as the popular 390 and 390-1 but it is made in three sections so that it can be more conveniently and economically shipped and stored. It is for use in moderate seas.

This 8.6 metre/28 feet antenna is designed primarily for larger commercial vessels and superyachts which demand peak performance over the entire HF marine band.

• • • • • •

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Reinforced insulation allows input power up to 1 kw The conductors run full length and are permanently sealed (no loading coil) Side feed termination band Two sections: Base 4.9m and Top 3.7m Chrome plated brass centre fittings The anodised aluminium base ferrule is 61cm/24” long, with a diameter of 60mm/23/8” and can be strapped directly to a mast

Frequency Range

2-30 MHz with tuner

Frequency Range

2-30 MHz with tuner

Bandwidth within 2.0:1 SWR

Resonant frequency 10.8 MHz

Bandwidth within 2.0:1 SWR

Resonant frequency 8.4 MHz

Maximum input wattage

1kw

Maximum input wattage

1kw

DC ground

Not Applicable

DC ground

Not Applicable

Length

7.0m / 23 feet

Length

8.6m / 28 feet

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Reinforced insulation allows input power up to 1 kw The conductors run full length and are permanently sealed (no loading coil) Side feed termination band Three sections: Base 2.35m; Centre 2.35m; Top 2.35m Chrome plated brass ferrules and the base ferrule has a 1” x 14 TPI thread Recommended mounts are the 409-R and 410-R. See page E7.

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HF/SSB Antenna Mounts

E7

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The commercial HF/SSB antennas on pages E5 and E6 and the Mounts on this page are all made by Shakespeare. Their quality is superb and they are used on commercial vessels, trawlers, ferries and superyachts throughout the world. These two mounts are suitable for use on the 390 antenna (on Page E5) and on the 393 antenna (on Page E6)

409-R

410-R

HF/SSB Mounting Kit • • •

HF/SSB Mounting Kit

Combines a heavy duty Swivel Mount with an Insulated Stand-off Bracket The Swivel Mount is adjustable for horizontal or vertical fitting This Mount is made from chrome plated brass with a 1” x 14 TPI thread The Bracket has inserts to accept antenna diameters from 25mm to 38mm (1” to 11/2”)

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Combines a heavy duty Swivel Mount with an Insulated Stand-off Bracket The Swivel Mount is adjustable for horizontal or vertical fitting This Mount is made from highly polished stainless steel with a 1” x 14 TPI thread The Bracket has inserts to accept antenna diameters from 25mm to 38mm (1” to 11/2”)

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E8

Both antennas are constructed from white tapered, fibreglass tubes with stainless steel ferrules, incorporating 3/8â&#x20AC;&#x153; UNF threaded sections. These antennas have been designed specifically for use with Loran coupler units allowing for a reduced length whip. These antennas can also be used for the Furuno Fax 207 system.

MW 44

MW 46

Fibreglass Antenna

Fibreglass Antenna

Impedance

50 ohms

Impedance

50 ohms

Frequency Range

100 KHz

Frequency Range

100 KHz

Length

2.47m

Length

2.53 (two parts)

Weight

0.3 kilo

Weight

0.35 kilo

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YHA

YWA

YRA

YHI

Hawk VHF Antenna only

Whipflex VHF Antenna only

Raider VHF Antenna only

Hawk Wind Indicator Kit

Including connector

Including connector

Including connector

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Antenna Parts, Brackets, Cable & Powerverters

F4.

Antenna Parts

F1

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F2

YBF

MDM 115

YBR

YBS-B

Hawk Bracket: black

Right Angle Bracket

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Right Angle Bracket as supplied with the Raider

Stand-off Bracket: black as supplied with the Whipflex

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180mm to hole centre Grillon 16mm diameter hole

140mm to hole centre Black, aluminium with screws 12mm diameter hole

Black, aluminium Screws supplied 16mm diameter hole

Black nylon, 180mm 16mm diameter hole

A range of threaded Antenna Adaptors for various deck/mast applications.

ADAPT 1

ADAPT 2

ADAPT 7

4705

Adaptor

Adaptor

Adaptor

Adaptor

Adapts M16 thread to 1” x 14 TPI

Adapts 1” x 14 TPI to M16 thread

Adapts 1” x 14 TPI thread to accept 1” BSP thread

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Fit this onto a 1” diameter pipe for a 1” x 14 TPI fitting Attached with set screws

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Coaxial Cable Packs & Reels

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YCP08 RG58 Cable Pack: 8 metres • • • •

8 metres of RG58 Coaxial Cable Complete with Solderless Cable Termination and PL259 Plug Packed in polythene bag

YCP20

RG58

RG213

RG58 Cable Pack: 20 metres

RG58 Cable: 100 metres

RG213 Cable: 50 metres

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20 metres of RG58 Coaxial Cable Complete with Solderless Cable Termination and PL259 Plug Packed in polythene bag

A 100 metre reel of RG58 Coaxial Cable

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A 50 metre coil of RG213 Coaxial Cable

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For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 Powerverters: Voltage Converters

F4

Applications

24V d.c. to 12V d.c. Converters

All PowerVerters are true power converters, they coolly and efficiently transform the power from 24V d.c. to 12V d.c. They are not “droppers” which simply drop voltage by burning off the excess power in the form of heat.

These cool running products use the latest switch mode technology and are assembled using the latest surface mount techniques. A Complete Product Range, from 3 to 30 Amps From 3 Amps to 30 Amps on isolated or common earth electrical systems. Suitable for any equipment that would normally require a 12V d.c. voltage supply which is being installed on a vessel with a 24V electrical system... • • • • • • •

GPS VHF Radio/Telephone SSB Radio/Telephone Mobile Phone Echo/Sounder Entertainment Systems Radar System

Cool Running The converters operate with a power conversion efficiency as high as 93%. This results in very little heat being generated. This allows them to be mounted in less well ventilated positions which makes installation easier.

Compact

Low Off Load Current

The use of Surface Mount Technology results in 50% reduction in the size of the units, making it easier for the installer to find a conveinient location. The low mass SMT components are less prone to vibration damage, further increasing the reliability of the units.

All the units feature low off load current, less than 10mA, which is probably less than the self discharge current of the vessel’s battery. So in most cases this can be ignored, simplifying the installation by removing the need to switch the converter off.

Tamper Proof

Output Indicator

Floating Earth Systems

All PowerVerters are enclosed in a rugged, marine grade, powder coated, aluminium extrusion sealed with nylon end caps. There are no ventilation holes to permit stray objects, dust or water droplets to enter the case.

A red LED indicates when there is output from the converter; this gives reassurance to the installation engineer and speeds fault finding.

World wide marine electrical systems are often “floating earth”, to prevent eletrolysis through salt water.

No external fuses to be tampered with. (Fuses will only blow if there is a component fault so there is no need to make them accessible).

All the PowerVerters fit onto a clip. It is easy to fit the clip into awkward places. The clip is fixed in three points allowing it to be mounted on uneven surfaces.

Quick Fit Installation Clip

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They are available in two forms, Common Negative for negative earth systems, and Fully Isolated for floating earth systems. The part number for the former is suffixed s and for the latter i. Negative Earth Electrical Systems Most vehicles in Europe use “negative earth” electrical systems for which low cost s converters are most suitable.

Most 12 volt equipment has some metalwork connected to 0V input. To maintain the integrity of the floating earth electrical system, i converters must be used to prevent the 0V of the battery becoming connected to the hull.

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Powerverters: Voltage Converters

F5

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PowerVerter Technical Data Typical Applications

Cellular, Car Radio GPS and CB

Private and Public Access Mobile Radio, Marine Band VHF, GMDSS

GMDSS, Hi Power Audio, HF/SSB and Multiple Loads

Common Negative Models Fully Isolated Models

PV3s PV3i

PV6s PV6i PV12i

PV24s -

Max Load Current Continuous/Intermittent*

3/6A

6/10A

12/18A

24/30A

*The intermittent current can be taken for a maximum of 5 minutes at a 33% duty ratio.

Common Negative Models Fully Isolated Models

PV3s -

PV6s PV3i

PV6i -

PV24s PV12i

Case Length

mm

67

89

127

167

Profile

mm

87x50

87x50

87x50

87x50

Weight

g

225 -

270 290

405 -

620 590

Size and Weight

Normal Input Voltage Range

17-32Vd.c.

Transient Voltage Protection

ISO7637-2 Transient Protection for 24Vd.c. vessels

Static Voltage Protection

>8KV ESD

Output Voltage

The output voltage is at least half the input voltage but will never exceed 14.4Vd.c.

Output Noise

<50mV pk-pk at continuous load

Off Load Current

<10mA

Power Conversion Efficiency Common Negative Models Fully Isolated Models

Typically 93% Typically 88%

Isolation All Models Fully Isolated Models

>400Vrms Case to Input and Output >400Vrms Input to Output

Institute of Petroleum Specification

The fully isolated models exceed the requirements of IP Spec DOC-1.92.1, and include labels, seals, the internal earthing resistor and tagged lead.

Mean Time Between Failures

Worst Case is 162 years (HRD4)

EU Directives: Electro Magnetic Compatibility Automotive use CE Mark

Meets the requirements of: 89/336/EEC The EMC Directive 95/54/EC The Automotive EMC Directive 93/68/EEC The CE Marking Directive

Normal Operating Temperatures For higher temperatures

-25°C to +30°C Derate linearly to 0A at 80°C

Storage Temperature

-25°C to +100°C

Max Case Temperature

75°C at full continuous load at 20°C ambient

Operating Humidity

95%

Casework

Marine Grade Anodised Aluminium. Automotive Grade Glass Filled Nylon

Connections

Four 6.3mm Push on connectors

Output Indicator

Red LED adjacent to the output

Protection from the Environment

Dust, water and impact to IP533

Mounting Method

Separate mounting clip. Three hole fixing. Click fit

Safe Area Protection: Over current Over heat Output over voltage Transients Reverse Connection

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A Marine Radio is only as good as its Antenna Knowledgeable sailors and power boaters realise that even the most expensive radio will perform poorly with a second rate antenna that saves money up front, but jeopardises the welfare of those on board. That’s why they prefer the quality, performance and reliability of V-Tronix and Shakespeare marine antennas. From the largest seagoing ships to the smallest R.I.B.s, our antennas have performed for years and years under the worst marine conditions, always performing to their maximum design capabilities. Tips on choosing the proper Antenna Since there are many factors which influence the selection of a proper antenna for a specific application, we encourage consultation with a marine electronics engineer, wherever possible.

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Sailing Boats:

Gain:

As a general rule, sailing boats have an antenna approximately 1 metre long mounted on the masthead. Some racing enthusiasts opt for a longer antenna mounted on the stern in the event demasting should occur. Either is acceptable. A decision should be made on personal preference.

This is a rating stated in decibels (dB). Generally, the higher the gain, the greater the communicating range. However, keep in mind that the higher the gain, the more compressed the beam width becomes (see illustration). A narrow beam can cause fading in rolling seas. Small, lightweight boats, which roll excessively in heavy seas normally do not use gain rating above 6dB. The more stable the platform of a vessel, the higher the gain that can effectively be used.

Power Boats Most power boats from 16’ to 35’ in length, use a standard 1.5 metre antenna, while bigger vessels have the option of larger antennas with more gain. Caution: Be sure to allow enough fold down room for clearing low bridges or other limitations. Whichever choice is made, a sturdy mount must be used to avoid damage to both boat and antenna.

When this is not possible, the following tips should be considered before making a final decision:

Height is paramount in getting the greatest range and so it is important to choose an antenna that can be installed as high as possible on the boat.

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Typical Radiation Patterns

A final word: The greatest tip to keep in mind is that no matter how much is paid for a radio, its performance will be directly proportional to the quality and performance capabilities of the antenna.

Antenna Height

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Don’t compromise... ...insist on V-Tronix and Shakespeare.

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British Marine Electronics Association

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V-Tronix by Shakespeare - Catalogue 2009  

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