So I put it up last weekend, and now I think my original Shakespeare was already bad the day we got the boat. This thing works great, and it was easy to install. Even when my old VHF antenna was in one piece, I could not here my closest bridge tender from my dock. Now I am hearing calls from bridge tenders many miles from me.
Offshore yesterday, the range was impressive. I had to turn the squelch way up as we were hearing boaters jabber on our clubs race channel (68) talking about the marina/tiki bar they were pulling into in Fort Lauderdale while we were way up the coast off of Boca Raton.