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Good base antenna??

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by CB590, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I currently have an A99 for the past few years. Seems to pickup a lot of QRM noise level stuff.

    Was thinking for NC property (elevation says 62' for my address. (Which sucks).



    Was looking for a vertical antenna and alot of people are saying Sirio Silver Rod 5/8 or the other one with the little radials. Or like the SPT500 or Starduster A400. Budget is say $140 at the most. A lot come in at $100 or less.

    Base rig, let's say is an AT6666 and a 4 pill kicker at the most (aka 500w). Mast would be attached to 10'x12'' shed, with bottom on hinge type using concrete in ground (maybe no hinge but definitely no mast in direct ground contact), and 2 sections of top rail or other HD conduit (about 20' to the "feed point" of antenna) as the mast. This would also be bracketed to the side of the shed with 3-4 brackets. Also plan on using a 8' ground rod to ground the mast.

    I've been hearing metal is better. And don't want to rip down my A99 here to put there.
     
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    sp5it Master of puppets

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    Budget one: Sirio 2016
    Mike
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Sirio Vector 4000
     
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    RT431 In the swamp

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    Out of the listed antennas, I've had the Penatrator and was an awesome antenna at any hieght. Would work well with your rig setup.
     
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  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    The sirio beams are in that price range.
     
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  6. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    True. I was thinking of a separate vertical for now as I won't be down but like once or twice a year to use so maintenance I think would be tougher with a beam before I move down there. Thinking 35' tower for the Sirio 4 element. (y)
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If it is attached to the shed, a 20 foot pipe for a mast with a pipe wrench to turn it would work.(y)
     
  8. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    This is true. Though when unoccupied I'd want less discreet and thinking vertical for that reason as well. If I decide to take down when I leave after a week of being there I can stash inside the shed easier than a beam as well. And trust me I do hear you.
     
  9. M0GVZ

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    Whatever the A99 is picking up anything else will too. I'm guessing you're not using any ground planes and have no RF choke either? Putting in both those things will reduce or eliminate common mode RFI which is often the cause of or contributes to unwanted noise.
     
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    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I can add a simple 1:1 choke here as I have one laying here. I'm also in a heavily populated city environment. Down in NC nearest neighbor is 300 yards away and nobody else for like 1/2 mile. So it should be better even still. Just picking brains on what may work best for the new quieter country type setting.
     
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    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    Any reports of coil in base filling up with water like the Stryker mag mount for cars does?
     
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    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    It has reviews saying it doesn't hold up well in winds..:(
     
  13. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    I have it for 9 or 10 years up, no water noticed.
    Mike
     
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    I would like to try one myself but I have heard the same thing..
     
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    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    Thoughts even on the SD-27 Sirio Dipole? I know it's in another thread. I would think lite enough.
     
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