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Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by Observer on Mon May 10, 2010 7:55 am

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It seemed like a good idea at first, now I'm not so sure

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Re: Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by BrainDead on Mon May 10, 2010 8:33 am

That looks a bit close to those power lines!!!

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Re: Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by Observer on Mon May 10, 2010 8:36 am

BrainDead wrote:That looks a bit close to those power lines!!!

They're phone lines and are actually a long way away right on the other side of the road, now if I went for a drive that would be a different matter

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Re: Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by daxi on Mon May 10, 2010 5:51 pm

Following several raids a friend of mine, now sadly SK, tried to run 48 meters mobile using a quarter wave vertical, he found it was OK for around 100 yards & then things like overhanging trees, wires etc etc got in the way.

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Re: Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by Observer on Mon May 10, 2010 9:04 pm

It only takes around 10 minutes to set-up via the roof window in the van. I don't think I'd get much sleep on a windy night though and I'm not sure the brackets would hold, they're only glued onto the roof with no-nails.

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Re: Running a Sirio 827 mobile

Post by daxi on Mon May 10, 2010 10:37 pm

I wish I had got a photo of my mates car. He welded a bracket onto the front of the car & then used a lengthened CB antenna that he had removed the coil from. He truly did try his mobile as a method of avoiding yet another raid. But at around 10 meters tall (quarter wave at 48 meters, less the velocity factor) It was jut not workable.

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