Marine AIS Blade Indoor Antenna
|Gain: 3 dBi||SWR: 1.5:1 or Less||Pattern: Omni-directional|
|Wavelength: 1/2||Elements: 1||Tuned: 161-162 MHz|
|Band: VHF Marine AIS||Connector: BNC Male||Cable: RG8X|
|Cable Length: 18 Feet||Height: 52"||Width: 1 1/4"|
Unique Design: This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting good performance on their scanner or radio, but isn't able to use an outdoor antenna. This is a great antenna for people who live in apartments or condos. The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or even outdoors for short periods of time.
Tuned to Marine AIS: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) at 161-162 MHz.
Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax (with BNC connector) is included. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)
Easy to Position: The beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact that you can position it anywhere. Unlike using a rubber duck, you can find the one good spot in the room that gets the best reception, but still put the radio anywhere you like. This can also be helpful if you're trying to move the antenna away from RF producing devices. There's also no ground plane elements sticking out to poke you. The antenna can easily be hung using the two loops on the back.
Unobtrusive: The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The antenna is only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It can easily be hidden behind blinds, but is also attractive enough to be displayed in clear view. The antenna's bright white enclosure blends right into the surroundings.
Copper Elements: Elements are copper clad, which is a better element material than stainless steel.
Narrow Bandwidth: The bandwidth for the antenna is fairly narrow, which can help to eliminate intermod problems from adjacent strong signals in urban areas.
18' of RG8/X Cable: This cable is better for longer lengths than the average off brand RG58 cable included with most antennas (if any), and helps prevent signal loss.
Direct Feed Point Connection: The coax is directly connected to the antenna elements, which means there's one less connector between your radio and the antenna. Each additional connector can create signal loss.
Made exclusively by DPD Productions in the USA