Originally Posted by Limey Linda
I am very pleased with the Shakespear 8 ft. 6 db antenna. I can recieve (just) transmissions from the lake 25 miles away from my driveway.
I regularly pick up CG transmissions from CG Sector San Francisco when I'm boating in Monterey (80 or so miles.) The other day I picked up transmissions from CG Bodega Bay, which, according to Google Earth, is a straight line distance of about 130 miles. Those guys have some serious transmitters.
Oddly, CG Station Monterey is often broken and static-filled; their antenna is something like 20 miles away. Often the MLB's and SAFE boats come in clearer than the station does (obviously, distance has something to do with it.) Go figure.