Radio problems..antenna

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Bobinstow90, May 5, 2008.

  1. There is an 8' Shakespear antenna on my radio. The antenna is "splintered" about 18" from the top but is solid above and below the splinter. Does this require replacement?

    My radio has worked intermitently.

    Thanks for your help folks.

    Good safe out there.
  2. Yes, it will affect your transmission and reception (especially your range). You could just try to tape it and check it out on the water.