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recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 20:57
by Ur5by9
I have a Sirio 827 on the mast at the moment.
It works well but I fancy a change, well it is part of the hobby of course.

I have been looking at a few antennas and now turn to the forum for advice and experience.

the short list but open to others opinions.
Super Preditor 500 by Hy-gain
Vortex Quasar Q82 a very expensive Vector 4000 ?
Vortex Quasar Q64 .64 wavelength

Any advice on my short list or other antennas I have have overlooked.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 21:01
by ch25
Not worth the effort imo for ground wave. For DX go for 5-7 element yagi.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 21:49
by Ur5by9
Hi ch25 thanks for the comments , I have a 100ft wire doublet antenna for HF this is just for 11/10m vertical
Those Yagi antenna's take up a big foot print in the sky and may even extent passed my property lines.

I really couldn't dig another 1m cube hole to reset the mast, I still need to keep a happy wife.

Happy to listen and learn from experience.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 22:01
by ch25
Happy wife needs good banging as far as i know, but whatever suits yours :)
Mine not so long time ago was helping me erect 30m tower for 30/40m beam, but as wise man said: everyone have wife he deserved, isn't it?
Chris

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 06:21
by superstar

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 09:07
by The Collector
Antron.


Ok ok...I was joking!!!!!!


Anything big that can take abuse from the wind if you live in an exposed area.
There have been several topics on this subject in the last couple of years, so maybe a quick search will give you a list of about 8 good possibilities.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 17 Jun 2018, 09:32
by Ur5by9
Interesting this something I was looking at.
The Collector wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 09:07
Antron.


Ok ok...I was joking!!!!!!


Anything big that can take abuse from the wind if you live in an exposed area.
There have been several topics on this subject in the last couple of years, so maybe a quick search will give you a list of about 8 good possibilities.
This was why back then I went for the 827- looking for something different that might give better ground wave

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 01:02
by BOOTY MONSTER
ch25 has the only answer that will make a difference

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 13 Jul 2018, 20:18
by Mudslinger
The antron 99 would make a difference.

It would be worse.

I don't think you will find a vertical that will work noticeably better than the 827. Either get it up higher ot get a bigger linear.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 17:00
by 108EH002
Maybe an ali vertical antenna with 4 longer ground plane legs like the Super Penatrator 500 or others mentioned,will work better for you Ur5by9 than the 827.One of the locals 25 mile away swears the S.P.500 is better than his 827 up on his tower,and he has an original and a new mfj hy gain model aswell,both beat the 827 on groundwave,not by much upto 50 mile but upto 100+, the S.P.500 can hear what is in the noise with the 827,he also tried a S.G.M. that was quickly replaced,can only believe him eh.

Re: recommend me a new antenna

Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 19:24
by BOOTY MONSTER
i had better results using 1/4 wavelength ground elements on verticals than 1/8 wavelength . but the difference isn't worth the cost of a sirio vector 4000 and it's weak construction . adding/upgrading to a beam would be the best bang for the buck .