5396-AIS Galaxy Little Giant™
AIS/VHF Antenna

5396-AIS Galaxy Little Giant™
AIS/VHF Antenna

4′ (1.2m) AIS/VHF 3dB Gain

Cruise with confidence and communicate reliably over the VHF band waves using the Galaxy® 5396-AIS Little Giant™. Specifically designed to meet the broader bandwidth requirements of all popular AIS transceivers, this antenna features a commercial-grade fiberglass construction to ensure performance and durability. These benefits combined with the great look of our Galaxy® high-gloss finish signifies a standard of quality to be admired.
  • Brass and copper elements
  • High-gloss, non-yellowing polyurethane finish
  • Stainless steel ferrule with 1″-14 thread
  • Includes 20′ RG-8/X low-loss cable plus a PL-259 connector
  • Suggested mount: Style 4187 Ratchet Mount or 5187 Ratchet Mount


Galaxy 5396-AIS Little Giant™ Specifications
Band: Broadband VHF
Antenna Gain: 3dB
Max. Input Power: 50 watts
SWR: nominally 1.5:1 at 158 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
DC Ground: DC Grounded – The antenna will read shorted on continuity test.
Limited Warranty:
5 years

Technical Support

Instruction sheet (PDF): 5396-AIS.pdf

Shakespeare VHF Marine Antennas (YouTube Video)

Shakespeare AIS Marine Antennas (Video) (YouTube Video)

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

For other technical information, please email Tech Support

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