Anyone heard of a Sirio 827 that has snapped ?

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Re: Anyone heard of a Sirio 827 that has snapped ?

Post by radio pete » 10 Jan 2018, 12:32

i had an 827 @ my old QTH it didnt snap but the coil broke @ the conection point on the side,I have one here been up 4 years with no problems,

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Re: Anyone heard of a Sirio 827 that has snapped ?

Post by TheCaptain » 19 Jan 2018, 19:59

Wish I'd never parted with my 827. Survived everything the elements through at it over many years, a flexible pole helped with its survival. Gainmaster replaced it and in my opinion for me it's not as good, good but not as good. Never seen one snap.
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Re: Anyone heard of a Sirio 827 that has snapped ?

Post by Ur5by9 » 19 Jan 2018, 22:46

My 827 has been going almost 3 years. All the joints are amalgamated as is the PL259 Works a dream. I once took it down to try a Gainmaster but after a few days watching it turn into a horizontal dipole it swiftly went back.

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Re: Anyone heard of a Sirio 827 that has snapped ?

Post by cubwolf » 22 Jan 2018, 19:40

Nope not heard of one. I had one of the first in the uk and only replaced it last year as it was looking tired. Still worked a treat. I covered the loading coil in vaseline and when i took it down and wiped it it was like new. Mine had elongated the holes where the sections screwed together.
I replaced it with another 827 and was changing the sirio mounting bracket but they have changed the design. The newer one is just two clamps spot welded onto a drilled plate and i wasnt going to risk it so used the original one which is a much sturdier affair.

I know the tornados are not that strong and i have seen a couple of those snap at the plastic insulator.

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