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PostSubject: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2020 4:59 pm

Hi all I thought a 5/8 home base antenna was better than 1/2 wave, I am not so sure now after lots of reading, like the look of sigma skipmaster as no large ground planes, and obviously the white might blend in with our crappy weather...what's the opinion on the skipmaster, which one is better for 11 meter dx, 1/2 or 5/8, I noticed they are 9 plus dB...
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2020 5:30 pm

5/8 wave is better
Oh get the antenna as high as possible or as much as you can without upsetting anyone.

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2020 6:26 pm

Got to get round the wife yet...
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2020 6:48 pm

My Mrs gave up with me,she knows I'll just do it LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2020 8:19 pm

Get a 3 element yagi up for the dx.
(tell the wife its the new washing)
It will all be fine Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma skipmaster   Sigma skipmaster Icon_minitimeTue Dec 01, 2020 7:38 am

I had the 2012 skipmaster and then went over to the gainmaster after the skipmaster got damaged.
Personally i thought the skipmaster was better but it could be down to the fact i can't put my aerial up very high.
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