Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX Group. The home of ALL things Radio - CB, 11m DX, Amateur, PMR446, PLD, Network and Data. We welcome all radio enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Join today and claim your own unique World Famous CT Call-sign
 
HomeEventsCalendarFAQSearchRegisterLog in
XMAS COMPETITION: Win a Brand New Yaesu ft891 with Wideband Modification and to help the winner use it we are including a 30 Amp Power Supply on top. This is our biggest prize yet. All this could be yours for Christmas for just £20. - See Latest News Forum for details.
Latest Buxton 2020 News: Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to cancel this year's Buxton date. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Navigation
Useful Radio Sites
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
CT Bill Board





Views This Year
All Time Views
Classified Adverts

Latest topics
» 11m conditions
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 4:23 pm by Victor

» Newbie from lakes (Issued)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 3:49 pm by GaryWilson

» introduction (Issued)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 3:32 pm by GaryWilson

» Call sign request (Issued)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 3:27 pm by GaryWilson

» Callsign request (Issued)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 2:52 pm by GaryWilson

» back again (Sorted)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 2:48 pm by GaryWilson

» Call sign request (Issued)
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeToday at 2:43 pm by GaryWilson

» Hello from Wales
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeYesterday at 1:29 pm by ghoshy2014

» 27.585 USB Saturday Night
Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 17, 2020 8:54 pm by John123

Keywords
lincoln yaesu bazooka frequency alan antenna Mckinley ss6900n Sirio sign supply chart call radio division Calling ss9900 midland 9900 Mobile power Baofeng president list tickets callsign
QRZ Database
 

 Aerial Sirio 827

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Froghop
New Member
New Member


Call Sign : 26-CT-3437
Posts : 10
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2020-04-07
QTH or Location : Burton Joyce Nottinghamshire
Equipment Used : President Grant 2 CB

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 pm

Hi

After my first ever contact DX... I am thinking of the Sirio 827...I am told that the aerial is the most important thing when trying to reach DX stations... conditions allowing...

So for DXing the Sirio 827 and local contacts the Venom Silver Rod...

I have to say that I was dubious about CB but this group has given me such good advice that I am exceeding my expectations after only a few days.

DX to Portugal on my first ever contact was stunning and totally unexpected... but I followed the advice given in my post and was rewarded.

My thanks again to those who posted tips and info.

Froghop.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
StevieG
Major contributor
Major contributor
StevieG

Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
Posts : 956
Times Thanked : 71
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL503P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
Age : 59

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 pm

Well done Nick , hopefully the first of many for you as the solar cycle starts to lift.
Any 11m aerial if setup right will work DX with a few exceptions everyone has their own opinion on which one is best, a bit of research on your part and budget restrictions will usually lead to a choice.
Welcome to your new addiction Very Happy may it bring you hours of fun and enjoyment. Worked two Latvian stations and a Portuguese station myself this afternoon and still get a buzz even after forty odd years of DXing.
73s
Steve.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Froghop
New Member
New Member


Call Sign : 26-CT-3437
Posts : 10
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2020-04-07
QTH or Location : Burton Joyce Nottinghamshire
Equipment Used : President Grant 2 CB

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 9:19 am

Thank you for the post Steve. It is so good to know that there are people working DX. For me it would be very welcome to have a group so that the stronger stations can real the contacts in allowing new people like me to experience a QSO. Listening has and still is my main past time but I do like to venture the odd QSO when brave enough. It is a wonderful world populated with many very helpful people.

73's
Froghop.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sydthecat
CT Directors
CT Directors
Sydthecat

Call Sign : 2E0VRX
Posts : 263
Times Thanked : 12
Join date : 2019-06-26
QTH or Location : Yorkshire dales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FTdx 3000, MD200 mic ,Vortex 4 ele Yagi
Age : 55

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 9:33 am

Nice one Nik and a very warm welcome to the group

The 827 is a cracking vertical antenna and should do you proud , will soon be sporadic E season where 11m will really open up to the rest of EU , expect some really strong signals 30db plus


Enjoy

Craig CT Admin 73
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Matt86
CT Directors
CT Directors
Matt86

Call Sign : 26ct2767
Posts : 226
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : Swindon
Equipment Used : Yaesu ft818 , yaesu 8900r , yaesu ft950, stalker 9
Age : 34

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 10:13 am

welcome along chasing DX is fun .

I do have a sirio 2016 here that in the box and only been up for 2 months at the most . I have my ham ticket so got a few other antennas up so its for sale if after something ? Its a 5/8 wave like the 827 and electrically it has the same radial sytem as the 827 . angle of radiation is pretty low which gives you a longer hop distance .

just thought may save you some cash if after a 5/8 wave.

_________________
73 , Matt CTX Chief and dogs body!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKOcut5wtIUlNKHHSM0wyw?view_as=subscriber
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ranger
10 + Year member
10 +  Year  member
ranger

Call Sign : 26CT140/26TM140
Posts : 94
Times Thanked : 5
Join date : 2019-06-28
QTH or Location : Essex

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 3:51 pm

Nik,

The vertical will cover all of Europe & beyond when conditions are good,
For even further a field and to turn away from 'noise' have you room for a small beam to go up?

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cozzmik
10 + Year member
10 +  Year  member
Cozzmik

Call Sign : 26-CT-465/OP-465/FB-012
Posts : 89
Times Thanked : 3
Join date : 2020-04-12
QTH or Location : Kent
Equipment Used : Rigs n twigs
Age : 50

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 6:26 pm

I have helped put a couple of these up over the years and they are quite heavy and put a fair deal of strain/wind load on the mounting pole so be aware.
Ive seen a few fall due to the pole bending but a decent scaffold pole should do the trick.

The 827 is heavier than the Vector 4000 i use by just over 1 kg so be prepared to flex those muscles..

They work well though..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
WEBBA
New Member
New Member
WEBBA

Call Sign : 108-CT-259
Posts : 11
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2020-05-10
QTH or Location : Huntly Scotland
Equipment Used : tti660, ft 950, uniden
Age : 56

Aerial Sirio 827 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827   Aerial Sirio 827 Icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2020 8:41 am

Siro 827 is a great antenna had one for many years now. Need to support it well though.
Well made and made to last.

stuart
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Aerial Sirio 827
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum :: The DX Lounge :: 11m / 27mhz SSB DX Discussion-
Jump to: