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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by JC_enfield, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. JC_enfield

    JC_enfield Member

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    I use my CB alot when mobile and use a Sirio megawatt 4000. i think this is a very good antenna indeed and it gets out with 80watts well




    is there any other antenna out there that i may not be familiar with that will out peform the sirio 4000pl?

    i know alot of people rave on about wilsons but i think the sirio is much better

    please help me

    JC in Enfield,North London, UK
     
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  2. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    I don't know if I can help you clear anything up - but...
    I have and use a Wilson 1000 mag-mount - and will not use another antenna.
    It has performed beyond all of my expectations - including/especially skip or local talk.
    For the money spent - I think it is very hard to beat...
     
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  3. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Active Member

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    Predator 10K...Probably not avalible anywhere in London, but there's quite a few in the UK that have bought Predators...

    If your interested, and can't find a shop that will ship outside the US, then give Kale a call @ 817-790-6239 (Fort Worth TX.) and I'm sure he will fix ya up! Kale is the builder and has shipped the 10K's all over the World for people.
     
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  4. GLR

    GLR Keeping It Good Natured

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    The 10K is an excellent antenna but jessejamesdallas should have stated up front that he has more in this than just being a customer.
     
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  5. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    "He liked it so well he bought the company" [​IMG]
     

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  6. Simon004

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    The Wilsons work just as well but no better than a 4000, they just cost more.
    The only way you will improve is to get a true 1/4 wave whip that has no loading coil, but you can't drive around with one on the car unless you want to buy a triple mag mount or a puck mount or similar, and there is really not much of a difference in performance, maybe 1/2 an S point or less. The 10K's are the same, no improvement in performance, only benefit is you can stick a few KW's up them if you happen to have a big amp in the car.

    If you want to improve the performance of the 4000 then get rid of the mag mount and bolt it to the centre of the roof, making sure you have a good ground connection there (I'm assuming your using a mag mount).
     
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  7. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Active Member

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    Back-up a bit...I have NO vested Interest in Cowtown Antenna's or the Predator 10K Antenna's...However, I have tested enough antenna's against the 10K's to know that they are well worth every penny they sell for. And apparently the people that makes Tram Antenna's thinks so to...Otherwise, they wouldn't have Cloned the Predator's...:love::D
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. GLR

    GLR Keeping It Good Natured

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  9. Robb

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    How much is the 10k with all of the fixins?
    I mean with their mount, coax, and all hardware necessary to get it on the air.
    Compare that to the cost of a Wison 1000 mag mount...
    I thought so!
     
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  10. bob85

    bob85 Supporting Member

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    in my own and friends tests on different vehicles both locally and when we drive up holme moss or sutton bank for a keydown the 4000hp beats the base loaded wilson 1000/5000 but both suffer from floppy whips been much too bendy when mobile, @70mph the hp4000 is layed back at 90 degrees,
    the hp5000 also has the edge over the wilsons and has a better quality stiffer whip, neither of the sirio's are up to wilson quality in coil construction,

    the 22" predator beats them all when stationary and gives more stable signals when mobile, the 27" is similar in performance and slightly more stable at speed,
    stable signals are important to me as a foxhunter, floppy hp4000's are crap for foxhunting,

    the downside is predators are not dc grounded and receive more noise near trafficlights ect,
    if you use a magmount you need a minimum of a tripple 6.5" mag for the 22" or a quad 6.5" mag for the 27" shaft predator,
    the larger the surface area of magnet and thinner the rubber boot the better they work but no mag is as good as drilling a hole,

    vehicle size and shape effect any antennas performance, for instance my new hp4000 did not do any better than my valor 520 halfbreed on my fiesta but soundly beat the halfbreed on both the escort and passat estate,
    the bit you buy and stick up in the air is only half of your mobile antenna,

    i mount all my antennas in the middle of the roof for ridearound mobile use,

    the only antenna i have found so far that beats the predator mobile and stationary is a full size 1/4wave avanti hippo whip,
    my shaki 1/4wave wondershaft has the edge too but does not tune low enough on my car,
    stainless 1/4waves also have a small edge when stationary but sway too much in the wind and lose out to the predator when moving at speed.
     
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  11. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    From what I've been able to find out, that antenna is 7.66 feet long/tall. That's just about a foot shorter than a standard 1/4 wave on the CB band/11 meters. I honestly can't guess if it would withstand an input of 3 or 4 Kw, but I tend to doubt it. I would think that it should perform very close to any other 1/4 wave antenna. How 'close' is another one of those "I have no idea" things. Would it be worth buy another antenna for make that comparison? Not to me, but our pockets are probably of different 'sizes' too. Ruling out the power handling capabilities, if you've got one, use it. If this '4000' antenna is longer than what you are using now by any great degree, 30% maybe, it will probably outperform whatever you have now.
    All of that is just a guess. Take it for what it's worth.
    - 'Doc
     
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  12. Robb

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    Getting an antenna is always a question of budget. I don't see any price comparison in any of these comments. Some great comments - BTW. But - does money talk that much better? A Db or two - maybe? And how much did that xtra Db cost? Was it worth it?

    An antenna that receives the best is alsways the best place to start. Sensitivity to weak RF is the better judge on one hand. Then, TX output is another. Then - cost! I STILL didn't see prices up next to all of these antennas for a 'bang vs buck' real-world analysis. Let's see those numbers!

    'Best' is a question of RX/TX and materials used qualities vs the money spent.
    That is the fairest definition...
     
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  13. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

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    LMA:LOL:!! @ MACK AND GLR!!! Once again you guys are killin me here!!! Too funny!! I should take a few of the several antennas I have and put GODFATHER STICKERS ON THEM AND POST THEM FORSALE WITH GODFATHERS COAX If you see Nuggatron Solarcon or Wilson on any of them just dissreguard or nevermind that it was an error at the godfathers factory.

    Mack what do ya think they would go for with the special coax included??
     
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  14. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Active Member

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    At Sparkys CB Shack...

    Wilson 1000 Magnet Mount antenna- $70

    Predator 10K- $55
    Tram Tri-Mag mount w/coax- $40

    So...10K+ the mount will run you ruffly $95....

    That's a Whole $15 more than the Wilson..or about the price of 5 gallons of gas to go get your Happy Meal...plus, with the Tri-Mag mount, you have the option of using different antenna's, using the same mount! :whistle:
     
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  15. Bionic Chicken

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    $15 more? How about $25? :headbang But still a better deal and antenna IMO.
     
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