WeatherProof & Marine Antennas (low-cost)
Waterproof Antennas: Low-Cost Plastic vs. Stainless Steel & Fiberglass
There are many applications in which waterproof plastic antennas serve very well as a low cost option: Home and small business WiFi and LTE, Bluetooth, Internet of Things (IOT), and many more applications.
Antennas made from fiberglass and stainless steel are typically double the price of plastic waterproof antennas of the same gain and VSWR, but they are a lot more durable. The higher-end fiberglass and steel waterproof / weatherproof antennas, being resistant to rust and corrosion, along with their strength, durability and flexibility, make them ideal for long length rod antennas mounted vertically. They are commonly used in marine applications.