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Sirio TWIN-LOG High Performance CB Mobile Fiberglass Antenna?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 530, Mar 29, 2019.

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Sirio TWIN-LOG 5 High Performance CB Mobile Fiberglass Antenna or 5ft SkipShooter?

  1. Sirio TWIN-LOG 5 High Performance CB Mobile Fiberglass Antenna

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  1. 530

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    So never saw one like this. Any experienced ones think this 5ft is better than a 5ft SkipShooter? I need a 5ft 4in or less and narrowed it down to my 5ft SkipShooter or...
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The antenna is only as good as the metal under it
     
  3. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    it's a fiberglass mobile CB antenna and is going to perform just like every other fiberlgass CB antenna that is less than 9 feet long.

    as w9cll said, it's all about the ground plane.
    LC
     
  4. 530

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    Its on a puck mount on the roof of a 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade. 5ft is the max length I can have to get in my driveway without taking it down because of the electric line to the house. Also, when I want to shoot skip I have a 108 ss whip or a 102 inch whip with a 12in adjuster/ riser on the roof I use when not moving because thats 15ft to the top LOL. I am really only using this for the winter because during the spring and summer I don't mind taking the antenna down because it's not freezing and my normal antenna besides the whip for skip shooting is a Predator 10-K with a 27 inch shaft and that's up at about 13ft what is max for driving around here safely.
    I was just wondering if anyone thought that was better than the SkipShooter which I chose the SkipShooter because in my searching I found it the longest antenna that has the thickest winding wire than all the other antennas that I have found what thickness wire they have, which to me is better for these types of antennas. I use LMR400UF Coax.
    P.S. The roof racks are not there now.
     
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  5. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    so is that a 9 inch 10k on there now in pic??
     
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  6. hotrod

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    skipshooter
     
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  7. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    Just read the advert. Christ is there some real marketing bullshit in it.
     
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  8. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    Really like that claim of "doubling the power".....:ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. 543_Dallas

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    I like the skipshooter. The 6 and 7 foot versions have worked well for me. I didn't notice any performance loss when I switched from the predator 10k.
     
  10. Slowmover

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    SKIPSHOOTER is what I’ve learned to use while mobile (different company semi tractors). I have 5’, 6’, and 7’ versions.

    I practically have an antenna Museum at home, but these are the first ones I grab. Or plan around.
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    Same antenna but two different year trucks.

    Getting it above the van roof made this stock position acceptable.

    Other locations “may” happen.

    A 5’ Wilson Silverload and a 5’ Firestik were not as good.
     
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  11. 530

    530 Member

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    Yeah they all bs a bit but those antennas have the thickest winding wire than all the others with their 4ft and longer. Never had an issue with the new ones and also had one of the originals from back in the 90s.
     
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  12. 530

    530 Member

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    Yes it is. Heres the 27...
     

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  13. Highway Man

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    @530
    about how long is the 27" shaft 10k tuned?
     
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  14. 530

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    If I remember right its 88 inches. The 17 inch is around 78 in. The 9 is around 76 in. I am using LMR400UF Coax, 2 lengths 15ftish each as I can't remember exactly as I used the velocity factor calculator for Channel 20.
     
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  15. Highway Man

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    I would try one for sure but I'm a mobile antenna junkie
     
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