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Sirio Gainmaster Wind Test

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Mudfoot, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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  2. KD2GOE

    KD2GOE W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    ok whats up with the hose clamp where it broke?
     
  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    My GM has survived a few high wind events. Not sure, but I think it's close to 5-6 years old.
     
  4. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    mine is around 4-5yrs old mounted up in a pine tree 43' to the feedpoint with branches hitting it every time the wind blows and its still going strong
     
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    357 Walkin' the dog

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    well at least it didn't break in the box on the way to your house...
     
  6. MicroWave

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    Actually, this is already a very old topic. The company Sirio is rightly criticized again and again, because it declares this model as a station antenna and that is unfortunately not correct. In fact, it is a mobile antenna, which is only to operate when parking. There are now massively broken antennas, so that their owners call them, among other things, "GayMaster". :cautious:

    So if you really want to operate a Sirio antenna stationary, then I can only recommend the Sirio New Tornado! This antenna lives up to its name and is pre-tunable. As an investment, the GM is in comparison only an avoidable risk! (Don't wait until it breaks, use it as described.)
     
  7. L2

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    Meh, hurricane Sandy brought my Imax down. Found the top two sections in the neighbor's yard. I replaced it with the same.
     
  8. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    My Gain-Master has been up for over 4 years and is most certainly a [base] station antenna.

    Due to the fact that I cannot use an antenna with radials due to lot restrictions, it is one of the few base station antennas that I can use. It's been a good antenna and I haven't had any issues.
     

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