Dual Electronics MAR16B Flexible Mast Marine Antenna AM/FM Black

July 31, 2017 - Comment

“The Dual Electronics MAR16B marine antenna provides studio quality sound for an unbeatable price. With a range of up to 10 miles including all Marine Band frequencies this is a must have marine radio antenna. The sealed rubber exterior ensures that your marine antenna will not succumb to the elements at sea. Our unique and

“The provides studio quality sound for an unbeatable price. With a range of up to 10 miles including all Marine Band frequencies this is a must have marine radio . The sealed rubber exterior ensures that your marine will not succumb to the elements at sea. Our unique and easy to install design includes a 16 inch , 180 degree swivel base and 54 inch cable permitting seamless mounting in any location in no time. Backed by our 1 Year Warranty that guarantees a hassle free experience with excellent customer service. “

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Lancelot says:

Location, location, location… This antenna worked great! Some of the bad reviews are likely due to poor placement or isolation. When I first connected it, I was getting tons of static but the station would still come in strong. It took me a few different orientations before I got this right, but once I found its sweet spot, every station comes in crystal clear. I’ve worked in electronics for a very long time, and if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that antennas are the most finicky devices in the world. Sitting in the wrong place in the room can make your FM turn into complete static if you turn your head the wrong direction, which is why movies and TV shows always depict people doing funny contortionist moves to retain clear broadcast signal while a coat hanger is sticking out of the tuner. The same applies today. 

kenh says:

Great reception I changed out stereos in my boat and the antenna connection came off inside the old radio. I found this and assumed it would be easier and cheaper to do this than get a new connector and crimping tool. I read a few negative comments on this and I was concerned it would be another piece of crap but at $4 I thought I had nothing to lose. Before I installed the new radio I could only pick up one good station (probably a bad connection to begin with). After the new radio, nothing! As soon as I got this antenna I plugged it in and ran the short length of cable through the cable bundle. WOW! Now, the 12 preset station they give me on the new radio aren’t enough. Basically, from what I’ve read, this isn’t meant to be used in a car (the car acts as a Farady cage). The boat is mostly fiberglass and doesn’t block RF signals.

AH says:

Works well after cleaning the paint off threaded areas Not sure how well it would have worked had I not cleaned some of the paint off of the threaded areas of the antenna, but it works excellent as I installed it. Its comes painted on all surfaces. Electrical signals usually don’t pass through paint well. So I cleaned some of the paint off of the contact areas to ensure the antenna made contact all the way. I used the antenna on my Honda Pioneer 1000 UTV. This replaced a wire type marine antenna that didn’t work very well. This is a good, cheap upgrade over a wire type antenna. Looks good as well. Pulling in stations from 50 miles away well.

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