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PostSubject: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 17, 2023 4:33 pm

I have a mobile antenna on a magmount, it is a true, American 5/8 wave 5 foot Firestick, I know it is not True 5/8 wave so dont do it. Razz bla bla.
I would like to now what would be a great choice for a good wip to go on a magmount that is tried and tested, I dont want to ask a shop because they will recomend any stock items they cant shift on to the punters .
I origanly bought a Firestick because I had one on my Truck in the 80s and it was great, but now I realise its Carp for distance stuff.

OK on the contenent in the 80s with distance on FM but not here, not now Question
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Call Sign : 26CT739 / 26GB739
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Join date : 2019-07-16
QTH or Location : Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Equipment Used : Superstar 3900n, Magnum S9, Cobra 148 GTL DX, Superstar 360 FM, Nato 2000, Lafayette 1200, Hygain V, Albrecht AE2990AFS, Cobra uk29 LTD ST, York jcb 863, York jcb 861, Uniden Uniace 200, Midland 4001, RM KLV550, RM KL400, Zetagi B300P, Sirio GainMaster, T2LT, 7' Firestik, Atron99, 18' Silver rod, Sadelta Echo Master plus, Astatic echomax 2000, Moonraker power mic
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 17, 2023 6:53 pm

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I have a mobile antenna on a magmount, it is a true, American 5/8 wave 5 foot Firestick, I know it is not True 5/8 wave so dont do it. Razz bla bla.
I would like to now what would be a great choice for a good wip to go on a magmount that is tried and tested, I dont want to ask a shop because they will recomend any stock items they cant shift on to the punters .
I origanly bought a Firestick because I had one on my Truck in the 80s and it was great, but now I realise its Carp for distance stuff.

OK on the contenent in the 80s with distance on FM but not here, not now Question

I use to be a mobile dxer in the late 80's early 90's and in my car I had a set up of a Cobra 148 GTL DX with a Cherokee half breed on a gutter mount for normal road use then when parked up in my favourite spot for dxing which was nice n quite, I would swap it for the Original 7' Fire stick which worked well, and I wasn't up on high ground either, did have a spare battery behind drivers seat for the little bit of help from a Zetagi B300p if and when needed, I had contacts in USA, Brazil a lot and even reached Australia a few times when conditions aloud.

as for a good antenna(whip) I expect someone will be along to recommend. A lot people are saying sirio 4000/5000 are good but I can't say because I've not used one.
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Equipment Used : FT1000MP !!!!!!binatone 5*,alinco dx10 135,sirio4000,silver rod,G5RV,beofeng 17 pro max, X30 duel 2m/70cm,full size G5RV, TS120v,soon new toy
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 17, 2023 8:39 pm

Id say sirio 4000/5000
A few on here said about that so i got one and a. Mag mout
Got to Italy ,Spain,France ,Ireland and Shetland all mobile last week !! Ming real big van i drive so ground plane prob bigger thn most
Deffo get one got 
Thunderpole Long Orbitor on motorhome they ok but not. Patch on sirio sorry keyboard plying up
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 18, 2023 9:22 am

All looking good for a Sirio then thanks for the replys chaps  my short twig. 1f44d
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 18, 2023 3:05 pm

peewee norfolk wrote:
Id say sirio 4000/5000
A few on here said about that so i got one and a. Mag mout
Got to Italy ,Spain,France ,Ireland and Shetland all mobile last week !! Ming real big van i drive so ground plane prob bigger thn most
Deffo get one got 
Thunderpole Long Orbitor on motorhome they ok but not. Patch on sirio sorry keyboard plying up
What type of Sirio did you get there loads of em scratch
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSat Aug 19, 2023 1:45 am

Wheel Nut wrote:
I would like to now what would be a great choice for a good wip to go on a magmount that is tried and tested, Question

Sirio Performer 5000 on the Sirio magmount.
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSat Aug 19, 2023 9:06 am

Sirio on 4000 on mag mount
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSat Aug 19, 2023 4:26 pm

Thanks everybody for the help,  it is going to be  A Sirio Performer Fighter P5000 PL White Angel, on A Sirio Magmount.

I will post the results when it gets here and hopefully,   NOT BENT !!!!

lol!
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Equipment Used : On 11m a Anytone 6666, Solarcon A99 vertical antenna or a Sirio 4000. On PMR a CRT Space U, a 1/4 wave GPA, homemade mag mount & sometimes a 8 element beam.
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2023 9:16 am

I use a Sirio 4000. 

Good for 70 MPH plus on the motorway and takes hits from low hanging trees.

If my memory serves me right, a CT member did a comparison between the 4000 & 5000 and found that there was next to no difference except the price.
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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2023 9:21 am

as Razz says good for 70mph + and hitting low trees no problem mine on top of big van and even scratched a few low bridges and still in same place never moved.........

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PostSubject: Re: my short twig.   my short twig. Icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2023 9:43 am

Thanks again, I don't plan Thrashing down a motorway with it on the roof  my short twig. 1f600  I will only use it when parked up.  But very handy to know if I forget to remove it! very possible at my age geek.  Anyway the price difference is no big deal here just hope it lasts a long time.
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