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Good test for Sirio 2008

Greg T

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Major ice storm hit last night and is still raging this morning. I stepped out to check my 2008 and found that it is covered in ice (about 2+" in diameter) and bending at a 90° angle. I pulled out my cam and shot this. It was much worse than this at one point but I wasn't going to stand there any longer. SWR at this time is at 1.9:1

 

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Major ice storm hit last night and is still raging this morning. I stepped out to check my 2008 and found that it is covered in ice (about 2+" in diameter) and bending at a 90° angle. I pulled out my cam and shot this. It was much worse than this at one point but I wasn't going to stand there any longer. SWR at this time is at 1.9:1


Glad to see it's a well made antenna built to stand up to the weather conditions, Can't wait to get mine up!!
 
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Rwb

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well thats a relief. we be miles apart but weather can be the same here as there.
hard to belive how much diffrent the 2008 out performs the a 99. lower swr across more bands too
 

Greg T

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Another major storm last night. 75 MPH winds, hail, and lasted for quite some time. Power lines, trees and buildings down around the entire U.P. My neighbor lost a tree. My Sirio 2008 is standing tall and straight!! I have to test it, yet, to make sure nothing is broken, but a visual on it tells me it's fine.​

 

Rwb

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Another major storm last night. 75 MPH winds, hail, and lasted for quite some time. Power lines, trees and buildings down around the entire U.P. My neighbor lost a tree. My Sirio 2008 is standing tall and straight!! I have to test it, yet, to make sure nothing is broken, but a visual on it tells me it's fine.​

now thats great news.we been having lots of high winds and i watch mine bow which ever way wind is blowing and i see no damage.very low vswr on several bands. im like you 1 of the best antennas built
 

Rwb

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Another major storm last night. 75 MPH winds, hail, and lasted for quite some time. Power lines, trees and buildings down around the entire U.P. My neighbor lost a tree. My Sirio 2008 is standing tall and straight!! I have to test it, yet, to make sure nothing is broken, but a visual on it tells me it's fine.​

im curious,how far you got the bird catcher extended? i got mine at 14.8" and several bands are showing low vswr like from 26.700 to 27.600.
10 meters is about 1 to 8
 

Greg T

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I just don't remember. I remember doing the math and figuring out where to put it to tune the system to channel 35 but I can't remember if the actual number
 
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I just don't remember. I remember doing the math and figuring out where to put it to tune the system to channel 35 but I can't remember if the actual number
im thinking i shoula bought that rubber ring to help the radials though. mine do chatter at times in hard wind
 
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