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PostSubject: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeTue Nov 23, 2021 4:46 pm

Found an old Sirio ML145 (with the PL259 Magmount) - has anyone any experience of using this antenna?  I do know they were popular in the 80's, wondering what peoples thoughts are as spare antenna for the misses car, worth restoring with a new whip? can get replacement whip for £11.  Any comments welcome.  108CT1529 Andy
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 2:48 pm

Whip is stainless steel so should just need a quick rub down with some wire wool. They're a good antenna but the magmount has a common fault. Just undo the four screws on the top of the magmount and take off the socket. Check on the underside that the braid is still connected to the brass earth tab. If you've a hot glue gun put a blob of glue around the coax on the inside where it comes through the grommet to stop the coax twisting which pulls the braid off that brass tab.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 3:46 pm

I need a new Whip (located dealer that will sell for £11)  for it as it is missing so no bother with that.  Thanks for all of the above i was intending to strip it down and put new coax cable and plug as it is very old, and i imagine that the coax has got damp in and the earth braid gone off colour. so i will rewire it. Thanks for your advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 4:42 pm

I have one i can see it from my shack window it lives on the BBQ lol.
Not used it for 2 years but it will get out one day worked well.
It also stayed on the roof of my x5 even hitting the barrier in tesco carpark.
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 7:42 pm

I know that feeling when you go in the multi story car parks and hear a clang lol - have you experience of use of the ML145 was it any good do you remember Alan?
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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 9:19 pm

Still have it like i said it lives on the BBQ outside my shack.
The pl fitting it will take many aerials.
First used it on a ranger 2950 on 555 up the local mountain but not been up there for nearly 2 years now but will go again and the ml145 will be put to use again.
Worked well in the past and don't see why it won't work well for years to come.
Might fit new coax to it but defo check the base connection that was the only fault with them.

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PostSubject: Re: Sirio ML145 Mag Mount   Sirio ML145 Mag Mount Icon_minitimeSun Nov 28, 2021 9:29 pm

My brother has one, it is around 1 s-point down on his Sirio 5000 LED in the same location.

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