VHF antennas

7 companies | 16 products

Specially engineered for the extra bandwidth required by AIS transceivers,...

Various marine electronics operate over VHF band waves, but only by combining the appropriate...

Communication performance over VHF marine frequencies is optimized with the master craftsmanship


Perfect "all in one" AIS Smart Antenna solution for small boats, particularly RIBs, Sports boats and small yachts where dry space to mount black box AIS units is limited. Simply connect 12v...

A Class B AIS transponder requires a dedicated GPS antenna (all Class B units must have their own internal GPS and can’t use an external feed for regulatory purposes) as well as a VHF antenna or suitable VHF-AIS antenna splitter. The GV30 is a combination VHF/AIS and GPS antenna with twin coax feeds (10m). It is fitted with a standard...

Digital Yacht has launched a new AIS product designed specifically for use with PC based navigation systems. The new AIS receiver, called uAIS, connects via USB direct...

This high gain, light weight, very easy to fit antenna is ideal for use with all Digital Yacht AIS products (receivers and transponders). Optimised for AIS use, this antenna is ideal for sailing yachts combining excellent performance with light weight design.



The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automated tracking system used on ships and by Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels...


1.0m Masthead antenna. Stainless steel whip and...

1.8m Ultraglass antenna with...

2.5m Ultraglass antenna with stainless steel ferrule. The extra...

2.5m UltraGlass antenna for workboats. Made in a robust industrial...


Lenght 1,20 mt
Weight 0,5 Kg
Bottom diameter 20 mm
Antenna structure Epoxy Fiberglass
Finishing Polyhurethane paint
Colour White RAL 9000
Irradiation elements material...

Lenght 12 cm
Weight 50 gr
Bottom diameter 90 mm
Working temperature -50C +60C
Mounting 1 -14th female...


This antenna is built specifically to cover the VHF Marine AIS Bandwidth with optimum coverage at each end of the bandwidth. Unlike many VHF antennas available today, the Morad Heavy Duty VHF-159HD is custom built at 159 MHz using only the highest quality materials and ships...


The CELmar 0-1 VHF antenna is a flexible stainless steel VHF
antenne. This antenna...


How to choose this product


A VHF antenna is a necessary piece of on-board equipment for sending and receiving VHF radio signals.

There are three principal VHF antenna types:

- Whip antennas, the most common, are typically mounted atop a sailboat's mast or on a powerboat's roll bar or hardtop. Their great length offers good performance.

- Short, helical antennas are often used on racing sailboats to limit top hamper. Performance cannot match that of whips, but is sufficient for normal VHF operation.

- Backup antennas ensure continued communications in case of demasting or damage to the whip. Mounted lower on the vessel, they have a shorter range.

With the addition of a duplexer, certain antennas can be used to receive FM or GSM signals, as well.

Choice will depend on installation location, type of mounting hardware and cable length. The cable may or may not be supplied with the antenna. Too short a cable requires the use of an extension with coaxial connector, resulting in some signal loss. When sailing far offshore or in remote or dangerous areas, a backup antenna is a wise addition.

NB: Operating a VHF radio not connected to an antenna can result in permanent damage to the radio.

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