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Sirio Mag Base and Firestik Antenna?

Taxi Driver

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Will the Sirio Mag 145 PL magnetic mount work with a three foot Firestik antenna?

I'm resurrecting my old CB setup from the '90's. From what I've read the Sirio mount is the best magnetic mount out there.

Thanks

TD
 

milkman21218

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The Firestiks use the 3/8 24 type of mount. I don't think the Sirio 145 PL will work. But the Sirio Mag 145 3/8 Magnetic Mount should. With such a small lightweight antenna you may not need a 6" Magnet if you only plan on running a 3' antenna.
 

Taxi Driver

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The Firestiks use the 3/8 24 type of mount. I don't think the Sirio 145 PL will work. But the Sirio Mag 145 3/8 Magnetic Mount should. With such a small lightweight antenna you may not need a 6" Magnet if you only plan on running a 3' antenna.

I'm planning ahead. If the radio works, the Firestik will get replaced with a Sirio antenna ASAP.


Is this the mount you're referring to?
Sirio Mag 145 3/8" x 24 Magnetic Mount and Cable, DNJ Radio
 

ponykilr

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If you go with the 3/8s mount, you won't be able to use a Sirio 259 type antenna like the Performer or Turbo.
 

Taxi Driver

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If you go with the 3/8s mount, you won't be able to use a Sirio 259 type antenna like the Performer or Turbo.

Hmmm

I guess I'll rethink this.

What about this mount
http://www.dnjradio.com//product_in...d=267&osCsid=2239b03b48ecf4b0f198708cf0ed854f

And this adapter
http://www.dnjradio.com//product_info.php?products_id=268&osCsid=2239b03b48ecf4b0f198708cf0ed854f

If I got this correct, I can use the mount and adapter to run the Firestik.
Later I can remove the adapter and get a proper antenna later.
 
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M0GVZ

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I've never liked those. I think you'd be OK with a lightweight whip antenna with a lot of give but I'd be worried about using something like a firestik on it other than the ridiculously short not worth a damn 2 and 3 ft ones they do.
 

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TonyV225

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If you go with the 3/8s mount, you won't be able to use a Sirio 259 type antenna like the Performer or Turbo.


This is not true, I made adaptors for My Wilson 1000 and 5000 top sections (coils) so I could use them on my tri mag and quad mag mounts I use qyuick diconnects on my 3x8" mount antennas because I was switching between a fe different antennas for the Ham Bands.
 

Taxi Driver

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get yourself a dummyload [you may already have 1] and watt meter and just
test the radio out. if it works then get the mag mount and sirio antenna

Don't have either. But that sounds like a good idea.
I have a old Radio Shack SWR meter.
I think I'll get the dummy load and a SWR/Watt meter.

Then bite the bullet and get a decent antenna/mount right off the bat.
 
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M0GVZ

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Both a dummy load and a SWR/Power meter are basically essential items that everyone should have. A dummy load is great for testing the radio as it at least can eliminate any variables from the antenna side of things if you've got a problem and most problems do turn out to be the antenna side.
 
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