View Full Version : need help with new antenna choice

01-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Hi again.. I live in Tasmania a island of the south east tip of mainland Australia. Its has lots of hills and mountain's and
water everywhere, I live in the huon valley lots apple and berry farms, state forests ... I want to get the best antenna for
skip (DX) if there is such a thing ? I was told the sirio 827 was good ? I run a RM kl203p and have a few older radios in
use. I am getting a pc244 uniden soon from USA but after a new rig too, had got 980 bearcat of eBay but never arrived in
oz so I was refunded the cash and looking at new President and waiting to hear from company at to where I can get one
from... For now I need to source a good antenna ??
Thanks for any help, Darryl

Gordon Gekko
01-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Interceptor 10k
Google it

01-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Are you going to hard mount the antenna, meaning are you going with a permanent mount or do you want a magnet mount setup, like Gordon gekko posted for a permanent antenna the 10k is a great antenna, also may want to look at the sirio pl5000 performer. Do some good research before you buy as this is one of the most important things a good system entails is a good antenna and coax. Don't go cheap here is what I always tell people. Spend the extra money and get the best antenna you can afford. JMO.

01-19-2014, 01:11 AM

01-19-2014, 11:37 AM
If you want to talk Skip DX,I will set up a Directional Beam like a 3 or 4 element yagi antenna

Verticals antennas are a little noisy for DX

A Beam Antenna set up Horizontal will works real good for your station

Sirio has a nice 3 and 4 element yagi antenna in they're catalog SY-3 or SY-4

01-19-2014, 07:25 PM
I just got threw putting together my Lightning L4+ quad antenna, which should be good for local and DX since it is Horizontal and Vertical fed...Vertical for local talk, then I can switch over to Horizontal for DX!

Haven't got it up in the air yet on my tower, hopefully maybe next weekend I can get to that part, but it's looking good so far...


And they do ship "Down-Under"...There's a guy in Southern Australia that bought one...

01-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Sorry tassie, didn't realize you were looking for base antennas, just had a re read of the post and I will tell you listen to JJD, he knows his stuff.

01-20-2014, 01:37 AM
I will get a 4 element beem and a 1-10k if I can buy the 10k that is been told there not made now .. Any one know were I can get 10k ?

01-20-2014, 02:19 AM
I would PM JJD and ask for help as he seems to know his stuff about antennas.

01-20-2014, 07:47 AM
I will get a 4 element beem and a 1-10k if I can buy the 10k that is been told there not made now .. Any one know were I can get 10k ?

Not sure he's still taking orders or not, but there is a phone number listed.

02-03-2014, 03:10 AM
Still hoping to hear from Steve but if not what is close to 10k ? Bit cheaper would not hurt ! Well me anyhow...

silver bullet
01-19-2020, 10:57 AM
Which is the better all around antenna? sirio 2016 or sirio gainmaster

Thanks silver bullet

01-19-2020, 06:49 PM
Both are most likely equal as being they are both 5/8th wave antennas. The gain master is listed as .625wl (5/8th). The 2016 is listed as 5/8th wave. Iíve only had experience with the 2016, and it worked well. Easy to tune using the included manual, and HD enough to handle bad weather. The one I messed with went through a pretty rough hurricane and survived with no damage. As I said, I donít know about the gain master but the 2016 is a good antenna for the money. Itís an HD antenna. Well built. I put one up at about 40ft for a good friend of mine that has since passed away. He talked all over the world on that antenna and a 100w icom radio on SSB. Anyhow, just my experience with the 2016 at least.

01-20-2020, 11:02 PM
if you need the bandwidth get the gainmaster if it'll handle your power .