Features February 2007 Issue

3dB VHF Antenna Test

3 dB sticks run neck-and-neck in performance.

We compare a cross section of 36-inch, 3 dB VHF antennas, including the Shakespeare 5215, the Metz Manta 6, the Digital 222-VW, the GAM SS-2, and Comrod AV53BI-3. None has a convincing performance edge in our test, but for the cruising sailor who doesnt mind putting a few extra ounces aloft we like the Digital 222-VWs rugged construction best.

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