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Sirio Starduster M-400

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by barefootindian, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Hi does anyone use the Sirio Starduster M-400 Antenna? Is it a good performer for local contacts or is it more of a DX type of Antenna?By local I mean in the range of say between 5 to 50 miles or so, of course depending on if conditions are clear enough and noise levels are not wiping out TX/RX.
    I remember in the 1970's some locals to me had them but they were less than two miles from my area and they gave out a good signal.
    So is it a good or an average Antenna??


     

  2. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    I've never owned one but read that people who have/had them like it. I know a few forum members have them, maybe one them will chime in.
     
  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    I've used the original ones way back. I always liked them and they did fine. I had one I purchased from Copper in early 80's. I always intended to put it back up. I sold it a number of years ago.

    The newer ones aren't as sturdy as the old school ones.
     
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  5. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Hi RT431 & Mudfoot thanks for the replies.
    I'm reading a thread on this Antenna from Sept 3rd 2009 started by loosecannon and there's plenty of good info written about it.
    Mudfoot thanks for the thread reference, its most likely the one I am reading as a guest on this site on another computer.
    As usual people always willing to engage and help on this site.
    Thanks again folks.
    BFI
     
  6. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    It's a vertical antenna so it'll work for local. The only time to worry about one being better for DX than local is if you're using a horizontal antenna such as a yagi.
     
  7. Staybolt

    Staybolt Well-Known Member

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    It got almost no gain. Look for a 5/8 wave.
     

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