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GoldenEagle

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PostSubject: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeSat Oct 26, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi fellow CB’ers,

I cannot use a long (5m) base antenna due to living in a listed cottage and conservation area. Easy to get complaints, especially for anything external around the house.

I was therefore planning to use perhaps the Sirio Boomerang, which is a bit more manageable. Any views experience on whether this antenna is okay(ish)?
I welcome any other alternative antenna(s) you might be able to recommend.

Thank you for your comments in advance.

73’s Peter
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Equipment Used : Yaesu 891, 10m pole, wire 5/8, T2LT

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PostSubject: Re: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeSat Oct 26, 2019 6:17 pm

Used one myself as my first home base aerial in the 80s. It works fine for what it is, a 1/4 wave ground plane. Much the same electrically would be a 1/4 wave "tank whip" which you would set up on a 3/8" mount with wire radials under it - 2 or 3 of a 1/4 wave length.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeSat Oct 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi. Peter.

I agree with Stu. I'm not allowed any Ant's before roofline except
TV/Sat. So I use Tankwhips on portable mast. Also mobile in car.
They work ok for local net's atm. 18mths ago on the Hi. I worked
back from SW.14 to 26Brum/Mcr & 29/68/108divs. on Tankwhips
Make a Vert dipole with them using 2whips or even go Horizontal
for DX. Homemade Ant's are a try & see if it works. Good luck/DX
I use my Tankwhips every Wed's on Homesteaders. 73's Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeSat Oct 26, 2019 8:11 pm

Thanks Mike and thanks 26CT2817
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 am

A T2LT coax dipole on a fiberglass pole can be put up/down very quickly in your garden, they work surprisingly well and being non permanent are not subject to the usual red tape.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6LkEvFY3_M

73's Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get the Sirio Boomerang?   Should I get the Sirio Boomerang? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 am

Thank you Gary and what a great video. I will definitely give that a try.

73s Peter
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