420 Classic VHF Antenna

420 Classic VHF Antenna

5′ (1.5m) VHF Marine Band 3dB Gain

One of Shakespeare’s most economical and value-packed VHF antennas, the Classic 420 is ideal for day-to-day cruising in calm to moderate seas. This 5′ digital antenna is complete with an integral polycarbonate Lift-n-Lay mount for deck mounting as well as a leveling plate and installation hardware. The brass and copper elements offer optimized performance while surrounded by a durable radome.
  • Brass and copper elements
  • Leveling plate and mounting hardware included


Shakespeare 420 Specifications
Band: VHF Marine Band
Antenna Gain: 3dB
Max. Input Power: 50 watts
SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
Bandwidth: 5 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR
Ferrule: Integral deck mount
Color/finish: White
Polarity: Vertical
Impedance: 50 Ohms
DC Ground: No DC Ground – The antenna will read open on continuity test.
Limited Warranty:
2 years

Technical Support

Instruction sheet (PDF): 420.pdf

Shakespeare VHF Marine Antennas (YouTube Video)

How to Install a PL-259 Marine Connector (YouTube Video)

Troubleshooting Your Marine Antenna Installation (YouTube Video)

For other technical information, please email Tech Support


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