Whip & Masthead Antennas
|For sailboats, you can
mount low-profile antennas like these or the 5215 series on a mast,
and the extra height of the mast will give them superior
performance. The Style 5215-C-X even comes with a 60-foot coax
for just such mounting.
These low-profile antennas are three
feet long. One size larger would be the five-foot Style 396-1.
Remember, with VHF, longer and higher is better. The smaller
antennas might all you need for close-in, however, or your boat
might not accommodate a longer antenna.