SIRIO GPE27 5/8 WAVE ANTENNA,ANY GOOD

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SIRIO GPE27 5/8 WAVE ANTENNA,ANY GOOD

Post by WARLOCK » 27 Jan 2018, 10:04

Any thoughts on a sirio gpe27 5/8 wave antenna any good or what ???

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Post by ch25 » 27 Jan 2018, 10:14

Antenna like many other low budget. Lousy radial mounting system, corroding quickly.
I would get rid of screws which are used on radiating element and I would use ss hose clamps or better screws with nuts through the pipe.
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Post by Mudslinger » 27 Jan 2018, 10:23

I know of a few people around here with them including myself and they are great in my opinion.

Robust, work well and reliable.

I would advise that you add further waterproofing on the joins, electrical tape worked for me for the last 4 years it has been up.

They are certainly miles better than the usual Bacofoil Silver rods you usually get (which cost almost the same). Venom, Sigma, Scorpion, Hi-gain, etc.
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Post by ROTEL240 » 27 Jan 2018, 11:17

Very good performing and well built antennas and fantastic value for money miles better than the cheaper quality silver rods,i have owned one for a long time and had no problems with it...

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Post by WARLOCK » 27 Jan 2018, 11:28

Thanks mudslinger/ all, Any tips as to setting the SWR on the tip ( how far to put the tip in ) thats the antenna tip not what you all was thinking ???

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Post by The Collector » 27 Jan 2018, 12:27

Hopefully it's marked (or you line the screw holes up if they're pre-drilled) and you usually adjust the second section up and down into the base section to swr them if it's like most "silver rods".

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Post by The Collector » 27 Jan 2018, 12:30

...and, don't forget to buy it from ebay seller "safety-site" who'll gladly charge you double tge usual going price ;)

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Post by ROTEL240 » 27 Jan 2018, 14:14

WARLOCK wrote:
27 Jan 2018, 11:28
Thanks mudslinger/ all, Any tips as to setting the SWR on the tip ( how far to put the tip in ) thats the antenna tip not what you all was thinking ???
its not like the old silver rods,the screw holes are marked on each section, you swr it in with the tip/egg whisk section and the sizes are in the packaging for a set freq.

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Post by NightProwler » 27 Jan 2018, 14:18

I put one up for a mate a few years ago and must say the build quality is much much better than the cheap crappy ones off ebay.
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Post by Mudslinger » 27 Jan 2018, 18:21

There is a table supplied with the antenna. I worked out the length for 27.555 and set it for that. SWR is good right across the normally used channels. They are not as widebanded as an A99, but they are not a dummy load with a radiating element attached...
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