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05-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Any body running a SIRIO antenna? If so, thoughts, history, performance etc.

Looking to upgrade from Wilson 5000

High Voltage Mobile NJ
05-17-2012, 09:19 PM
nope , but i here there base stations antenna's are awsome like the vector 4000. your probably better off with ya wilson 5000.

Gordon Gekko
05-18-2012, 04:17 AM
Forget the Wilson or Sirio, if you want to get out of the swamp you need to be running one of theseeeeee


05-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Or one of mine! Lol

Gordon Gekko
05-18-2012, 09:21 AM
Or one of mine! Lol

LOL Yea man. Sorry but I just had to do it. My wife is yelling those ominous words "Get your shit out of the living room!!!:

05-18-2012, 10:17 AM
most complaints about sirio base antennas are about the physical durability of them .... or rather the lack of ......
the 4000 is a awesome design works great , but it's a poor choice is areas with strong storms/winds and ice/snow accumulation . some folks re-enforce them and some build stronger copies . their 827 base antenna has a strong durable vertical , but FWIU folks have problems with the little ground elements rattling and the matching coil inside has gone open circuit on them from time to time ... some more than once .

i've read nothing but good comments about their 5000 pro antenna compared to the wilson 5000 . i haven't used either one .



05-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Noisemaker, I have thought about your antenna. However, I have to mount the antenna on my toolbox. COMPANY truck, no drilling allowed, therefore NO pucks. Also the boss doesn't like the big mid-coil rigs either. I have to stick with my wilson or similar style. Everything I have read, opinions are that the Sirio will out perform my wilson..

Thanks for the replies.......

Maybe someday I can get a real antenna

05-21-2012, 01:42 PM
All good. I dont know of anyone thats tried a sirio.

Gordon Gekko
05-21-2012, 05:17 PM
You need to be careful with Sirios if you plan on running any power.

05-23-2012, 08:07 AM
Well, I think I will stay with my Wilson until something happens to it. Then replace with a Sirio (someday) if needed. No complaints yet with the Wilson, just always looking for a way to improve.

Thanks for everyone's views

Gordon Gekko
05-23-2012, 02:12 PM
All good. I dont know of anyone thats tried a sirio.

You see Mr. Noisemaker...there's the nitch market. Design something sleek and unobtrusive that can be a viable option to the Wilson. Offer it in a mag-mount, trunk mount etc.

Everyone who tinkers with antennas tends to go the competition (big coil) route and tend not to pay attention to the everyday consumer mudduck. THAT'S where the money is!

05-23-2012, 03:59 PM
many of the external coil antennas are north of $100 , $150 isn't uncommon .
i'll stick with my $70 10K . ;)


08-13-2012, 11:09 AM
ive had the pleasure of comparing the wilson and sirio . i got the z180 [pre- p5000] and its about 8 inches longer in lenth . it tunes better= meaning the reactance tunes lower than the wilson. performance wise the sirio is slightly better
the wilson will handle more power though. just my observations

08-14-2012, 04:51 PM
The Wilson 5000 is a very popular base loaded antenna but the Sirio 5000 is in the USA. Folks are buying them and loving them. They scream conservative! Now an open coil antenna is in its on class. It reveals design and craftsmanship. In most cases there are no plastics and epoxy glues. Open coil owners are serious about what they what, daring and not afraid to show who they are. If you are serious about what you really what, why set your limits with a plastic thingy, lol!