5309-R Galaxy VHF
Marine Band Antenna

5309-R Galaxy VHF
Marine Band Antenna

23’ (7m) VHF Marine Band 9dB

The renowned experience and innovative standards of our Shakespeare® engineers are put to the test with this 23’ VHF antenna. The quality and high performance of the Galaxy ® 5309-R exemplifies our success, producing the clearest possible transmission and reception over the longest range. It sounds as good as it looks!

  • Brass and copper elements
  • Stainless steel ferrules, standard 1″-14 thread mounting ferrule
  • Includes 20′ of RG-8/X low-loss cable plus a PL-259 connector
  • Suggested mount: Shakespeare Style 409-R or 410-R Mounting Kit (each sold separately)
  • 2 Sections: Base 172″; Tip 105″

Twin to: Shakespeare Style 5310-R


Galaxy 5309-R Specifications
Band: VHF Marine Band
Antenna Gain: 9dB
Max. Input Power: 150 watts
SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 156.8 MHz
Bandwidth: 5 MHz within 2.0:1 VSWR
Ferrule: Stainless steel
Coax Supplied: 20 ft of RG-8/X
Connector Supplied: PL-259, not installed
Color/finish: Galaxy White
Polarity: Vertical
Impedance: 50 Ohms
DC Ground: No DC Ground – The antenna will read open on continuity test.
Limited Warranty:
5 years

Technical Support
Instruction sheet (PDF): 5309-R.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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