I've decided to get a new antenna and have narrowed it down to a comparo between the Sirio 2008 vs Sirio 2016. I'm sure there are people here that know a lot more about antennae than I. So, the 2008 has 8 GP radials at 1320mm each. The 2016 has 16 GP radials at 700mm each. Question: Is one going to be better than the other when it comes to all around use? The gain is the same on both at 1.3 DBd and the total length is similar. Pics are below. I was always taught that long radials will out perform the short ones. But then I see ham guys burying 16, 32 or 64 radials in the ground.
Thoughts will be extremely appreciated.