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Andybron



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Call Sign : 26-CT-989
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PostSubject: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeMon Jan 13, 2020 9:48 pm

Hi all is the Wilson mobile aerial really worth paying double the price of a sirio 5000 say?? Cheers been off the air for over 15 years n now back but quite a few new bits to me out there👍
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Call Sign : 163CT220
Equipment Used : CRT ss9900 Rci 2950dx

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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 9:30 am

I have just come back after 26 years and bought the sirio and happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 pm

Andybron wrote:
Hi all is the Wilson mobile aerial really worth paying double the price of a sirio 5000 say??

Nope. And unless you need the bandwidth of the 5000 you're better off saving a few quid and getting the Sirio 4000. It has the same whip length as the 5000, performs the same but just has a slightly narrower bandwidth. However if you're only running from EU Ch1 to UK Ch40 it'll be fine. It's those who want to use super low bands who'd be better with the 5000.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm

I use a Wilson 1000 daily in my high top sprinter van. The only reason I bought the wilson is the whip is much shorter than the sirio. I would have a sirio 4000 megawatt if the whips were shorter.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2020 4:20 pm

It's a kind of a trade off, the shorter the whip the less efficient the antenna. I think the Wilson 1000 is a good compromise. It's just a tad shorter than the Sirio 3000 which I tested against a 5000 and found it was just a S point lower so something S5 on the 5000 would be a S4 on the 3000. It's certainly much better than those 3ft or less stubby things.

Only downside is that the Wilson 1000 is now over £100.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2020 4:27 pm

Agreed they are pricey but work extremely well. Just as good as the sirio but definitely not better. For price no doubt the sirio is a winner. Performance is very very similar, I only bought the Wilson because of the whip height and it's a great performer. If it's going on a car or a smaller van then it's a no brainer sirio 4000 for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2020 10:04 pm

I use a Wilson 1000 as well, works well but as already said a bit on the pricey side.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio or Wilson??   Sirio or Wilson?? Icon_minitimeYesterday at 3:40 pm

I have used a wilson for 19 years here in Finland, had it on the house roof, metal roof so was ok, back in 2001 and 2002 i got to the uk on it, FM 4 watt on a old york home base, they seem to stand the rain and snow and cold temps ok., no i use it on the car , still working well.
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