Frequently Asked Questions
Shakespeare's team of experts compiled this handy list of some of the most commonly asked questions about marine antennas and marine communication. Choose a category to see the questions - the default display is VHF antennas. To see the answer to any question, just click the question.
Question Categories:VHF Marine Antennas (default) CB Marine Antennas Marine TV Antennas Marine Cellular Antennas
General Questions Phase III Series Antennas FAQ
A: Generally NO! On all Shakespeare Galaxy® CB antennas and all but one Shakespeare Classic CB antennas, the coax is part of an electronically "tuned" system and should NOT be cut or altered. Changing the length of the cable on one of these antennas will destroy the antenna - damage that cannot be repaired. You cannot simply splice the cable back together and restore the correct performance.
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Why does my antenna system have a high SWR?
Do I need a ground plane for my CB Marine Band antenna?
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Do I need to cut the Marine CB antenna's coax in wavelengths?