Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

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Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by gmham » 02 Oct 2017, 14:18

Sirio tornado 27 new. Worth considering? Seems great value in comparasion to other 10/11mtr verticals. Sirio 827 or sirio 2016 much difference and worth spending that bit more on one off them instead?
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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by Crusader » 02 Oct 2017, 22:50

Hi again John,right my honest opinion go for the 827,i had one up for years before i moved & foolishly sold it when i moved QTH,they are very over engineered & made to last.

Then i set up at my new location about 12 months ago & i bought a brand new Tornado 27,it was ok & performed very well,it also stood up to all weather including a couple of very gusty storms last winter.

Then one morning 2-3 weeks after a slightly gusty evening i awoke to find this,it had snapped clean off at the very base of the bottom section of the antenna itself which is held with a solid plastic type molding.

So my advice is pay the extra few quid & get the 827 John :thumbup:

PS/ excuse the garden next to mine,they are proper lazy slobs ;)
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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by gmham » 02 Oct 2017, 23:34

Perfect great info, appreciatte that. tornado 27 is tempting price wise but not if it snaps and costs you ££ for a replacment !
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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by mickymcd » 08 Nov 2017, 12:12

Ive got a sirio tornado only paid £58 from nevada via telephone inc delivery they work very well but the 7' radials can be a pain ive took mine down as its too close to my wire antennas and going to try a gm in place of it

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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by ROTEL240 » 08 Nov 2017, 12:16

I know this thread is over a month old but have the Sirio gpe 27 is another antenna wort considering, very good build quality and performs well.

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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by prettypolly » 08 Nov 2017, 14:56

the 27 performs like the old electronica special but doesnt snap as often..

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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by cubwolf » 11 Nov 2017, 15:42

I had the original versions of this antenna in the 80s made by Comtell and while it looks like Sirio have improved the insulator that would break its still a week point.
827 all the way for me.

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Re: Sirio new tornado 27 antenna?

Post by gmham » 11 Nov 2017, 17:45

Cheers mate yep yet to hear a bad word on the 827!! The price is the tempting bit off the T27!!
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