The GALAXY INFL8 is the world’s first AIS tuned inflatable VHF antenna. It can be rapidly deployed via a CO2 cartridge or a manual tube and inflates to 1.6 m (5ft) to offer a full 3dB antenna with a range of up to three times greater than any existing helical AIS antenna like our HA156A or QMax antenna supplied as standard with the Nomad.
This antenna is specifically tuned to AIS (162MHz) frequencies for optimal performance. This will allow you to get an extra bit of gain. Thanks to its inflatable design, the antenna can be deflated and stowed away safely in its easy-to-spot storage bag until it is needed again. It’s ideal for use with our Nomad portable product or with any portable AIS installation.
The antenna can be mounted with its hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather to stanchions, outriggers or other vertical structures on board. The antenna also features grommets on the top and bottom to facilitate hanging and securing to spreaders, masts, hard tops and other structures even in case the inflatable bladder becomes damaged.
The antenna comes with a 6m (20ft) RG-174 coax cable. The connectors included in the package allow for versatile connection options. It comes with fittings for BNC (suits all our AIS products) as well as a regular PL259 so can be used as an emergency VHF antenna.
- Inflatable VHF Antenna
- Full 3dB performance
- Tuned to AIS (162MHz) frequencies for optimal performance
- Supplied with a 6m (20ft) coax cable
- Inflates to 1.6 m (5ft)
- Easily stowable
- Can be used as an emergency VHF antenna
- Supplied with BNC and PL259 connectors