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.
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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.
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Subject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827 Sun 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
Craig CT Admin 73
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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..
They work well though..
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Subject: Re: Aerial Sirio 827 Sun 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.