ZCG Scalar 2.1dBi VHF AIS Antenna - Tuned for both Class A and Class B - Supplied with toughened plastic MM1 Marine Deck Mount - All white fiberglass construction - Australian made. CM162AIS is a marine deck mount antenna factory tuned for the AIS Automatic Identification System operating in the VHF frequency range 161.9 to 162.1 MHz. The single piece white fibreglass radome stands 1.4 metres tall and the antenna delivers 2.1 dBi gain. 300mm of white RG58 low loss cable side exits from the folding deck mount base and an N-Type Female connector is fitted to the cable for easy installation.

What is the Marine Automatic Identification System?

The marine AIS Automatic Identification System is a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio broadcasting system that transfers packets of data over the VHF data link (VDL) and enables AIS equipped vessels and shore-based stations to send and receive identification information that can be displayed on an electronic chart, computer display or compatible radar. The AIS Class A system is mandatory for vessels over 300 gross tonnage, whereas Class B has been developed for vessels such as work craft and pleasure craft with limited functionality. All components used are of the highest quality to ensure long term survival in the harsh marine environment. These antennas will deliver reliable performance for many years. The MM1 folding deck mount supplied as standard is constructed from toughened plastic. This base folds down in two directions and also swivels in the opposite plane by loosening the stainless steel pivot bolt. This versatility allows the antenna to be mounted in a variety of positions on any flat surface and at any angle using four screws or bolts.

Network Compatibility
AIS Class A/B (162MHz)
All other networks
not compatible

Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range: 161.9-162.1MHz Input Impedance: 50Ω VSWR: <1.5:1 Polarisation: Vertical Radiation: Omnidirectional Maximum Power: 50Watts

Mechanical/Environmental Specifications

Construction: White fibreglass radome, white delrin ferrule Cable: 300mm white RG58 coaxial cable Connector: N Female Temperature: -40°C +70°C Weight: 900g Height: 1.4m Mounting: MM1 deck mount (supplied).

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What connection does this antenna have?

This antenna has a 300mm cable that terminates with an N Female connector.

n female connector

N Female Connector

Special Delivery Information

This product is over 1100mm long and can only be delivered by a courier (not Australia Post). As such we cannot accept a PO Box. Please provide an address where someone will be present to sign for the package. zcg scalar antennas logo


Brand ZCG
Shipping Weight 2.4000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 1.400m