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Re: recommend me a new antenna

Post by Mudslinger » 15 May 2019, 19:14

stanogs68 wrote:
13 May 2019, 16:29
Why does everyone slate Antron 99 ,mines works great and there cheap and there rock solid,i am swapping it this year so ill be taking in whats being said here ,i like the sound of that sirio 4000 , myself i need a really robust aerial though its on a big pole exposed on my chimney !
Because they are expensive for what they are (A fibreglass half wave), the gain figures claimed by the manufacturer are nonsense and they tend to bring in more noise than a metal antenna.
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Re: recommend me a new antenna

Post by original45 » 15 May 2019, 20:54

Havnt a different vertical base antenna to compare my antron 99 too but once I had it cleaned,wd 40 on the rings it was a gem.
Ye I'm sure it's over exasperated gain ,not as efficient as others ,possibly poor build quality on some but it's working a treat. My old silver rod back in the 80s on 31 feet of scaf didn't get me the distances this thing does.

I love it but still looking for a 5/8 or better to replace it with, if I get gains I will be happy but I will have a soft spot for the 99.

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Re: recommend me a new antenna

Post by Mudslinger » 16 May 2019, 17:33

I replaced my A99 for a sirio GPE 27 5/8 and most people reported around a 2 s-point increase on my signal.

That is a huge difference...
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Re: recommend me a new antenna

Post by Unit 148 Mobile » 26 May 2019, 05:13

5x9,

25 is correct however you do need somewhat of a decent size back yard to erect a 5-7 element directional antenna.

I have used the small Sirio 3 & 4-ele yagi's and if DX is your thing then using a simple and relatively compact antenna like one of these horizontally you will never look back. In most all cases there will be a significant improvement in both receive and transmit performance.

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