Could I use a mobile antenna for a home base antenna?

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Johnny Mac
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Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:15 pm

I've got a Sirio 5000 PL with a mag mount and I was wondering if I could use this at home or would I have to make some alterations to it.

Also with power supplies, can I run a CB and 100w amp from the same supply?

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Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:42 am

For the Sirio 5000 to work it would need a groundplane, so you would need to find some metalwork to mount it on.

You could, but it would have to be at least 12 amp continuous rated.

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Great thanks for the advice :)
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:09 pm

andy@thunderpole.co.uk wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:42 am
For the Sirio 5000 to work it would need a groundplane, so you would need to find some metalwork to mount it on.

Andy :wink:
Am I right in thinking that if I plonk my magmount Sirio ML145 onto a metal biscuit tin in my shed then it should work ?
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 pm

Yes, it will work, but probably won't get out very far compared to a properly mounted homebase antenae. Check the SWR before using it.
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:03 pm

Enterprise wrote:
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Yes, it will work, but probably won't get out very far compared to a properly mounted homebase antenae. Check the SWR before using it.
Cheers Enterprise.

Did that and SWR was above 3 tried adjusting but no joy so looks like I’ll be ordering a Homebase antenna soon
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Try a basic 1/2 wave silver rod, available for around £30. Easy to SWR in apparently. Get some decent RG58 coax and PL259 plugs or buy a ready made up 10 or 20 metre coax length.
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Silver rods are cheap, but Antennas like an iMax2000 or A99 ahve rings to tune them, much easier. But, they're more expensive.

If you're getting coax too, RG213U is cheap and very good but remember to buy the right PL259's to go with it.
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:47 pm

Thanks my friends.

Not wanting to spend a lot initially as I need to see if I ‘get into it’ or not.

Will let you know how I get on
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