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Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio

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Finally an antenna designed for both VHF and AIS! This antenna is specially designed by Vesper Marine to be used with their SP160 Antenna Splitter. Until now you had to choose between an AIS-tuned antenna that is optimized for the AIS frequencies (but has lower performance for your VHF radio)...
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Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio Product Description

Finally an antenna designed for both VHF and AIS! This antenna is specially designed by Vesper Marine to be used with their SP160 Antenna Splitter. Until now you had to choose between an AIS-tuned antenna that is optimized for the AIS frequencies (but has lower performance for your VHF radio) or you could choose an antenna that is designed for VHF radio communications (but isn’t optimal for AIS.)

Either of those works but Vesper has a better solution. VA159 is an antenna that solves this dilemma. It has two key features that combine to make it ideal for use with their SP160 antenna splitter:

-Wide bandwidth of 6 MHz means it will cover 3 MHz above and below the center point

-159 MHz center frequency gives excellent performance for VHF radio (156 Mhz) and AIS (162 MHz)

The result is an antenna with superior performance over other designs. It has less than 1.5:1 VSWR at 156 MHz all the way up to 162 MHz. With other VHF or AIS antennas you’ll only get low VSWR at one end of the frequency band but not both.

It’s perfect for installations where the lowest possible windage is a requirement. A detachable cable makes installation and maintenance easier and allows for any length cable to be used. It easily mounts on a mast but is suitable for mounting almost anywhere with it’s included L-bracket. Example mounting locations from our customers are along side solar panels, bimini sides, on an arch, above a radar, or along the edge of a cabin top. The L-bracket can be removed allowing for even greater mounting flexibility.



Finally an antenna designed for both VHF and AIS! This antenna is specially designed by Vesper Marine to be used with their SP160 Antenna Splitter. Until now you had to choose between an AIS-tuned antenna that is optimized for the AIS frequencies (but has lower performance for your VHF radio) or you could choose an antenna that is designed for VHF radio communications (but isn’t optimal for AIS.)

Either of those works but Vesper has a better solution. VA159 is an antenna that solves this dilemma. It has two key features that combine to make it ideal for use with their SP160 antenna splitter:

-Wide bandwidth of 6 MHz means it will cover 3 MHz above and below the center point

-159 MHz center frequency gives excellent performance for VHF radio (156 Mhz) and AIS (162 MHz)

The result is an antenna with superior performance over other designs. It has less than 1.5:1 VSWR at 156 MHz all the way up to 162 MHz. With other VHF or AIS antennas you’ll only get low VSWR at one end of the frequency band but not both.

It’s perfect for installations where the lowest possible windage is a requirement. A detachable cable makes installation and maintenance easier and allows for any length cable to be used. It easily mounts on a mast but is suitable for mounting almost anywhere with it’s included L-bracket. Example mounting locations from our customers are along side solar panels, bimini sides, on an arch, above a radar, or along the edge of a cabin top. The L-bracket can be removed allowing for even greater mounting flexibility.





  • Specially designed 1.0m stainless steel antenna
  • Easily replaceable stainless steel whip if it gets lost or damaged
  • Optimized for sharing between VHF radio and AIS transponder
  • Includes SO239 socket & mounting bracket
  • Perfect for masthead or installations where the L-bracket suits
  • Easily adapted to any installation configuration
  • Detachable cable allows for any length to be used


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio

Who is the Vesper?
How to describe Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio?
What's the Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio package dimensions and weight?
What is the manufacturer notes about Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio?

Who is the Vesper?

Vesper is dedicated to safety on the water for sail, power and work boats. Vesper has launched many innovative and award winning products that are internationally recognized and have delighted customers world over. Every Vesper Marine product is designed for performance, reliability and ease of use. Besides product excellence, you will receive outstanding technical support both before and after your purchase.

How to describe Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio?

Finally an antenna designed for both VHF and AIS! This antenna is specially designed by Vesper Marine to be used with their SP160 Antenna Splitter. Until now you had to choose between an AIS-tuned antenna that is optimized for the AIS frequencies (but has lower performance for your VHF radio) or you could choose an antenna that is designed for VHF radio communications (but isn’t optimal for AIS.)

Either of those works but Vesper has a better solution. VA159 is an antenna that solves this dilemma. It has two key features that combine to make it ideal for use with their SP160 antenna splitter:

-Wide bandwidth of 6 MHz means it will cover 3 MHz above and below the center point

-159 MHz center frequency gives excellent performance for VHF radio (156 Mhz) and AIS (162 MHz)

The result is an antenna with superior performance over other designs. It has less than 1.5:1 VSWR at 156 MHz all the way up to 162 MHz. With other VHF or AIS antennas you’ll only get low VSWR at one end of the frequency band but not both.

It’s perfect for installations where the lowest possible windage is a requirement. A detachable cable makes installation and maintenance easier and allows for any length cable to be used. It easily mounts on a mast but is suitable for mounting almost anywhere with it’s included L-bracket. Example mounting locations from our customers are along side solar panels, bimini sides, on an arch, above a radar, or along the edge of a cabin top. The L-bracket can be removed allowing for even greater mounting flexibility.

What's the Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio package dimensions and weight?

1.5 (w) X 1.5 (h) X 42 (l) inches and the weight is: 0.4 lb.

What is the manufacturer notes about Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio?

Finally an antenna designed for both VHF and AIS! This antenna is specially designed by Vesper Marine to be used with their SP160 Antenna Splitter. Until now you had to choose between an AIS-tuned antenna that is optimized for the AIS frequencies (but has lower performance for your VHF radio) or you could choose an antenna that is designed for VHF radio communications (but isn’t optimal for AIS.)

Either of those works but Vesper has a better solution. VA159 is an antenna that solves this dilemma. It has two key features that combine to make it ideal for use with their SP160 antenna splitter:

-Wide bandwidth of 6 MHz means it will cover 3 MHz above and below the center point

-159 MHz center frequency gives excellent performance for VHF radio (156 Mhz) and AIS (162 MHz)

The result is an antenna with superior performance over other designs. It has less than 1.5:1 VSWR at 156 MHz all the way up to 162 MHz. With other VHF or AIS antennas you’ll only get low VSWR at one end of the frequency band but not both.

It’s perfect for installations where the lowest possible windage is a requirement. A detachable cable makes installation and maintenance easier and allows for any length cable to be used. It easily mounts on a mast but is suitable for mounting almost anywhere with it’s included L-bracket. Example mounting locations from our customers are along side solar panels, bimini sides, on an arch, above a radar, or along the edge of a cabin top. The L-bracket can be removed allowing for even greater mounting flexibility.



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Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio Technical Specifications

Type: 

Marine Navigation & Instruments | AIS Systems

Vendor: 

Vesper

Weight: 

0.4 lb

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Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio Shipping & Return

Shipping Weight: 

0.4 lb

Box Sizes: 

1.00 (h) x 1.00 (w) x 42.00 (l)

Cubic Feet: 

42.0

Returnable: 

Yes

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Vesper VA-159 - AIS Antenna for Sharing with VHF Radio

$91.79 $104.99 ( / )