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mickyboy

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Posts : 100
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Age : 56
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3300 WB155
Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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PostSubject: THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED   THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED Icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2019 5:29 pm

My New Sirio 827 has Landed, will be going up this week approximately 45ft, Anyone out there recommend a good swr setting ive researched the forums and have conflicting settings from 151mm for T5 to 450mm scratch scratch , guess ill just have try a few. will be used mostly on SSB and Uk 40 so hope it opens my ears up abit and I get into a few more nets, so feel free guys to give me your times and frequencies of your nets and ill be all ears cheers cheers





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PostSubject: Re: THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED   THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED Icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm

Nice one Mick, make sure you post the pics when it up!

73's Gary.
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Equipment Used : (Magnum Delta Force) - (Magnum 257HP "80W" + K40 mic) (Major Excalibur 200) - (SIRIO Gainmaster) - (100w Linear Amplifier)

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PostSubject: Re: THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED   THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED Icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2019 10:06 pm

Good gear deserves good signals - good luck bud Wink
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QTH or Location : Higham ferrers, Northamptonshire. UK
Call Sign : 26-CT-3300 WB155
Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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PostSubject: Re: THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED   THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED Icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 pm

Cheers guys, im looking forward to pulling in them distant dx's Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED   THE BEAST HAS ARRIVED Icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2019 10:55 pm

Nice one Mick and a fine antenna for sure


Set her up as per supplied intructions and it will work a treat , they are very broad banded so you will find it will cover more than you think

Good luck and enjoy

Craig


ps nice working height @ 45ft
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3300 WB155
Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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That's the 827 built and the SWR set 1-1.1 across all FM and SSB frequencies, with only channel 40 FM @1.2.. I knew that rotary clothes dryer mount would come in handy Laughing Laughing Now just the big lift to do, scheduled for Monday PM, 45ft up to the base of the 827 cheers cheers

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Hi Mick, looking good, you should be cracking out well when it's 45ft up in the air! Very Happy

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Equipment Used : Alinco DR 135UK. Kenwood TS 440. Alinco DR 139. Yaesu FT897D.

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That certainly is a bit of a beastly!
Most important part of the radio setup, a good antenna.
Looking forward to seeing her up in the air.

All the best on the bands.

Cheers Neil
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Equipment Used : ss9900 mass dx 5000 sirio 4000hp sirio 5000 turbo trimag tti 801 crt7u

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A very good antenna and they pull in well
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Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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Thanks for the comments guys, Just a tad excited to get it up, hopefully ill hear a lot more of you out there, and so looking forward to the skip arriving


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stephen Gunrunner wrote:
A very good antenna and they pull in well


I'm hoping so Stephen, but I also want to get out a lot better, especially to a certain someone in Alicante and tell him to shut the hell up lol!
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Well that is a beastie...or rather a beauty of an antenna!

At least it should be able to pull in my amateur attempt at an inverted V on your new Wednesday net.

Happy DXing with it Very Happy

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QTH or Location : Higham ferrers, Northamptonshire. UK
Call Sign : 26-CT-3300 WB155
Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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Vic wrote:
Well that is a beastie...or rather a beauty of an antenna!

At least it should be able to pull in my amateur attempt at an inverted V on your new Wednesday net.



Victor


thanks Victor, ill certainly be listening out there for you buddy Very Happy


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Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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Antenna all up and first impression are very good. First Dx contact on 4w OM120 in Stevenage about 40+ miles from my QTH on T5. so looking forward to some usb distant work when conditions allow


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Call Sign : 26TM676
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Nice one Mick, but tell me please. Did you specifically choose a Townhouse for it's added elevation over us 2-storey mugs? Very Happy
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Nice one Mick, you should be filling the log up in no time mate! Very Happy

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Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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GaryWilson wrote:
Nice one Mick, you should be filling the log up in no time mate! Very Happy


Thanks Gary, I hope so mate, although I'm beginning to see why the old mids net shut down, there just don't seem to be the interest in this area.


73,s


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Equipment Used : Yaesu ft-747gx, Hygain VI, SS6900N V6. Sirio 827

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GoldVolvo wrote:
Nice one Mick, but tell me please. Did you specifically choose a Townhouse for it's added elevation over us 2-storey mugs? Very Happy

lol! not deliberately but would be a shame not to take advantage of it............ cheers




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Call Sign : 26ct2767
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I have a 2016 also , its its currently down but mainly use ham bands but does best job getting my signal out from my qth . 73
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Matt86 wrote:
I have a 2016 also , its its currently down but mainly use ham bands but does best job getting my signal out from my qth . 73


Hi matt, my 827 is tuned to 27mhz, so cant DX on Ham bands with it, but it certainly pulls the signals in , goodluck when you get yours up in the air !


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I did mean it has been up but now it is down . But will be going back up some point but more for higher bands and tune with a tuner . It's been down due to using lower hf bands but yes it is a beast .
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What a cracking looking antenna, good job of fitting it too! This leaves me in a quandary, do I chose a more discreet antenna that wouldn't catch peoples eyes or should I erect something futureproof with a decent ground plane like this? Back in 84'-85' I had a 7/8th wave Sigma 4 up on three scaffolding poles all clamped together, stabilised with guy lines and earthed to a copper pole into the ground and even though it was even less discreet than this my neighbours were very understanding although in fairness my next-door neighbour was a Ham whose house was bristling with antennas.
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Alan - Mirror Man wrote:
What a cracking looking antenna, good job of fitting it too!  This leaves me in a quandary, do I chose a more discreet antenna that wouldn't catch peoples eyes or should I erect something futureproof with a decent ground plane like this?

Hi Alan,

You know what, I pondered the same question, and even installed a double bazooka in my loft as a stealth antenna, but it just wasn't cutting it and then I thought if I'm going to do , do it big and do it high and ill deal with any complaints as they come, you know what with todays tv's etc I'm not going to cause any tvi because todays tv's are digital not uhf or vhf...so my mind was made up and I haven't had one complaint, and I think I get more interference from my neighbours Led lights than I give them so all's good here. so my advise is just do it lol!

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mickyboy wrote:
you know what with todays tv's etc I'm not going to cause any tvi because todays tv's are digital not uhf or vhf

Actually you can still cause TVI to those using Freeview which still uses the same frequencies analogue TV did. It is only cable and satellite you'd not interfere with. You'd not cause wavy lines on the screen like the old days but you would cause pixellated or blocky pictures, freezing pictures or no signal messages.
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Congratulations on your impressive erection Laughing In these times of low skip, height is certainly might. I think you may become a bit obsessed with the weather forecast as there is going to be a lot of force exerted on those T & K brackets when the wind gets up. Until last year I had the tip of my Mk.1 Avanti Sigma IV up at 90ft. It took all that was thrown at it, especially considering I live in a very exposed area but it did cause me to lose a lot of sleep when it was blowing a hooley outside. In the end I swapped it over to an Imax 2000 which I've seen bend 90 degrees with no ill effect. Very much a fit and forget antenna, all for the loss of about half an S-point on the meter.

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