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Call Sign : 26-CT-3940 Posts : 39 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2021-01-10 QTH or Location : Clacton-on-Sea Equipment Used : Icom R8500, Uniden scanner,President McKinley. Age : 63
Subject: Sirio success! Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:33 pm
Hi all, after having tuning problems with the Thunderpole Galaxy 5/8 & getting nowhere fast with it, bought a Sirio Gainmaster 5/8 & finally got it put up yesterday. Not too bad assembling it, fairly easy. Got it mounted ok & then had to leave it until today to try it out. What a difference! SWR is 1.0 to 1.2 across all the AM, FM & FM UK bands with the meter barely moving at all. FANTASTIC!! Couldn't get the Thunderpole to anywhere near that & only good on FM UK, all the other bands needed to have the whip retuned & i couldn't be ar**d to keep climbing up a ladder to do it! No contacts as yet but haven't really had much time to play. Thanks to all for the genuine help that was offered & if anyone wants a pretty new Thunderpole, get in touch. All the best, Bob.
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Call Sign : 26CT526/MR021/M6XXX. Posts : 256 Times Thanked : 10 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : wooler north northumberland or some were near it Equipment Used : mobile 4000hp base A99 radio base magnum257hp mobile magnum 257 standed power Age : 65
Subject: Re: Sirio success! Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:35 pm
make sure the coax antenna in the antenna its self it is not to tight as when it bends it will cause problems and that comes from a good mate that told me that good onfo.