Marine Omni Antennas: Your Reliable Connection at Sea

28 Jun, 2024

Are you tired of losing cell signal and internet connectivity every time you venture offshore? A high-quality marine omni antenna could be the solution you've been searching for.


Marine omni antennas are specially designed to provide reliable, omnidirectional coverage for boats, ships, and other marine vessels. Unlike directional antennas that need to be constantly adjusted as you move, omni antennas provide 360° signal reception so you can stay connected from any direction.


How Do Marine Omni Antennas Work?

A typical marine omni antenna is a rugged, waterproof antenna. Inside the streamlined ABS radome is a precision-tuned antenna element that provides exceptional gain and reception across a wide frequency range. This allows the antenna to boost the signal for 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G networks.


The built-in ground plane of a marine omni antenna eliminates the need for a metal surface for mounting. This allows you to install the antenna on any boat surface - wood, fiberglass, or metal. Combined with a cellular or WiFi booster and router, a marine omni antenna can provide internet and voice connectivity up to 20+ miles offshore.


Marine Omni Antennas


Benefits of a Marine Omni Antenna

So why choose a marine omni antenna over other antenna options? Here are a few key benefits:


Omnidirectional coverage - no need to constantly reposition the antenna as your boat moves and turns

Rugged and weatherproof - designed to withstand harsh marine conditions like salt spray, UV rays, and high winds

Easy to install - simply screw onto any standard marine antenna mount, no metal surface required

Wide frequency range - provides signal boost for 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G networks for maximum compatibility

Increased range - pulls in weak cell signal from towers on shore to extend your connectivity range offshore


Choosing the Right Marine Omni Antenna 

With many marine omni antenna options on the market, how do you choose the right one for your needs? Here are a few factors to consider:


Frequency range - make sure the antenna covers the cellular or WiFi frequencies you need

Gain - higher gain antennas provide a stronger signal boost but may be larger in size

Cable type and length - choose an antenna cable that minimizes signal loss over the required length

Mounting requirements - consider where you will mount the antenna and if you need any special hardware

Brand reputation - stick with antennas from reputable manufacturers with proven performance and reliability


Marine Omni Antenna

Marine Omni Antenna


For a high-performing, reliable option, we recommend the 698-2700 MHz 5 dBi 4G LTE Marine Omni Antenna from XJS (model XJS-SP-O0627-5V-MAR). This antenna provides consistent 5 dBi gain across 4G LTE and 3G frequencies from 698-960MHz and 1710-2700MHz. The omnidirectional design offers 360° horizontal beamwidth and 80°/35° vertical beamwidth for broad coverage.


Constructed with the SS304 stainless steel base and pole, this antenna is built to withstand harsh marine environments. The high-quality stainless steel components resist salt spray corrosion, sun exposure, heavy rain, and extreme weather conditions. This allows the antenna to maintain continuous, reliable signal reception offshore for 4G/3G/GSM networks.


With a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) ≤1.5 and vertical polarization, this compact yet durable antenna is ideal for 4G LTE marine applications. It mounts easily to any standard thread marine antenna base. Choose the XJS marine omni antenna to stay connected reliably at sea.


Get Connected with XJS

At XJS, we specialize in high-quality antenna solutions to keep you connected on land and at sea. In addition to off-the-shelf products like the marine omni antenna featured here, we also offer custom antenna design services to meet the unique requirements of commercial and industrial customers.


Contact us today to discuss how we can help you stay in touch, even offshore. Our expert team is ready to provide a tailored connectivity solution for your marine communication needs.

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