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PostSubject: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Is the sirio 5000 pl meant to have a short in it?
I check the swr and its really high so i go into columbo mode and unplug the antenna from the swr.
I test the plug and the multimetre says its shorting so i strip down the whole lot and test it.
I test the thirty foot length of cable that has a short to find out there isn't a short so i test the 145 magmount and that's got no short either.
I test the sirio antenna inside connector and the outside connector to find its shorting.
So is this antenna meant to have a short with it having a coil? any info would really help columbo i mean me Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeSun Nov 17, 2019 6:34 am

Hello Master Virus, from memory I think these antennas will show a DC short. Remember there is a difference between the way RF and DC behaves.

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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeSun Nov 17, 2019 9:55 am

DC grounded.

A DC grounded antenna is any ground plane type antenna that has a DC path from the radiating element to the grounded side. An easy way to identify one is to meter it with an ohmmeter. They will read a short circuit, or very close to it. A more common name is a shunt fed antenna
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeSun Nov 17, 2019 1:53 pm

It was just when i checked the part that screws into the magmount it bleeps with the continuity test and there was resistance.
But if that's normal like the Antron 99 then everything is cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeSun Nov 24, 2019 3:10 pm

Look at the circuit diagram of say a 9:1 Unun and you'll see it is a dead short. Yet to RF it isn't.

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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeSun Nov 24, 2019 3:11 pm

Look at the circuit diagram of say a 4:1 Balun and you'll see it is a dead short. Yet to RF it isn't.

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PostSubject: Re: Sirio short   Sirio short Icon_minitimeMon Nov 25, 2019 6:22 pm

Northern Crusader

Thank you for taking the time to reply i really appreciate it. When you test the inner and outer cables you're not supposed to get a bleep so when you do its a little concerning.
But radio was never simple!
Thanks again.
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