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Sirio 827 - anyone used one?


As the title really.
I'm thinking of splashing out on a better antenna for 27. I've used a half wave for years now, and although the design works and is easy to erect, would the Sirio 827 offer a significant improvement?

What are your experiences in getting a super-low SWR, and what's it like in the wind?

Thanks for any advice. emoticon

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Re: Sirio 827 - anyone used one?


Hi Andy, I use the 827, had the A99 up for years and soon as I put the 827 up the noise level dropped and it tunes on more of the ham bands with tuner. Stands up to the winds well - as long as you dont forget to guy your mast and then it bends easily upon impact with the ground, oops!
Still have the A99 and thats great for portable

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Re: Sirio 827 - anyone used one?


Thanks Kaosss.
Still not sure what to do, but the 827 looks like a well-made antenna with a sensible transformer at the base, so I think that's the way I'll be going hopefully next year once the wind finishes destroying my little half-wave. emoticon

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