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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 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.
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
Subject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827 Sun 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.
Call Sign : 26ct2767 Posts : 210 Times Thanked : 4 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Swindon Equipment Used : Yaesu ft818 , yaesu 8900r , yaesu ft950, stalker 9 Age : 33
Subject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827 Sun 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!
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..