Metz Manta-6 Marine VHF Antenna
 
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Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna

The Metz Communications Manta-6 marine VHF antenna is excellent for masthead mounting applications or for smaller boats with limited room and mounting locations.

Antennae whip and housing are both made from stainless steel and the support is nickel plated to endure salt spray. The UV cap will not crack or discolor from prolonged exposure to sunlight, and every connection is soldered to ensure clear and powerful signal strength.

Two different mounts are available (sold separately) for mounting on a bow rail or flat surface. The whip is also completely replaceable in the event of an accident.

 
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Weight   8 ounces 
SWR   Less than 1.2:1 
Frequency Range  156 to 163 MHz  
Length (whip only)  34 inches 
BRAND: Metz
Type: VHF Antennas
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Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Strong signal (5)
  • Fine-tuning (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (4), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great sailboat VHF antenna

By Sybarite

from Bristol, RI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Mast mount

Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

I bought this to replace a 17 year old identical unit that had suffered degration of the UV top cap. A call to Metz confirmed that the UV cap was really needed. Metz offered the replacement parts plus a complete new antenna at an attractive price, but since I really just needed an antenna fairly quickly I bought from Jamestown for a slightly lower price.

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  • No
 
5.0

Nice solid antenna. SWR 1:1.5

By Tedfish

from Johnson City, TN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fine-Tuning
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

      Mounted on T-top of my old 17 foot Aquasport center console. Checked the SWR and it was 1:1.5 which is very good for a short antenna.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Sailorjg

      from Ła Paz Mexico

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

          Good quality product, easy to install and durable in a marine environment.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          installed easily had to get connectors

          By Terry

          from Patuxent River Md.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fine-Tuning

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

              will have more comment when mast is re installed on boat

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              • No
               
              5.0

              no connectors or cables

              By Terry

              from Patuxent River Md.

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Mast mount

              Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

              installed quite easily on the boat mast,
              mast not reinstalled yet hope it will work fine..

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Performs as advertised

              By Cpt.Pat

              from Half Moon Bay, CA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fine-Tuning
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

                  I'm a licensed Global Maritime Distress and Safety System maintainer and an Amateur Extra (ham) operator. I was a little incredulous at the claim of 1.2-to-1 SWR for this antenna. But sure enough, it tested better than that. It is solidly constructed and measures a dead short at DC, which improves its lightning survivability over the more common DC-open designs.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic rresponse to critical order

                  By ROBERTR

                  from BOLTON, MA

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                        Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

                        The Manta is one of the best and most durable VHF antennas. My previous one purchased through West Marine claimed to have a sealed choke and have SS metal parts. In one year it rusted and leaked rendering my outgoing signal almost useless....and I had to use my handheld. Other Manta users in my yacht club have had no problem, hence my purchase.

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                        5.0

                        The perfect setup for a windex indicator

                        By KEVINM

                        from CONCORD, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

                            After more than fifteen years of service it was time to replace my Metz UHF antennae. I sought out this specific brand because of the past performance and durability. I had a certain mounting location and I also had the requirement that I was going to install a Windex wind vane on top of the Mertz antennae. It arrive in a shipping tube and was in perfect condition when it was delivered. The installation was a breeze. Looks great. I will continue to seek out Metz antennas the next time a have to service my masthead.

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                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Antenna

                            By Casey

                            from Baja California, Mexico

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Durable
                            • Strong Signal

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

                                I replaced another antenna with the Metz and RG 213 cable. I used an L-shaped bracket on the side of the top of mast and it has the strongest signal in the fleet. TX and RX well over 25 miles.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great little antenna!!

                                By Fishon

                                from Canton, N.C.

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Strong Signal

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Metz Manta 6 Marine VHF Antenna:

                                    Works perfect on my 17 1/2' boat. Much better (and cheaper) than a full 8' fiberglass antenna.

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