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The last Sirio Gain Master I had unfortunately suffered during some gales we had a couple of years ago. So I decided to try again with the same antenna. I bought it a few months ago but have just put it up in the last few days. Installation was fairly straightforward, although it sometimes a little fiddly threading the antenna through the tubing.

I haven't had a chance to work any stations yet, but I just thought I would make it known that I am now back on the 10 m band and will be listening out for any old friends. As of yet, I have installed my new Opti beam, that will be coming very very soon hopefully

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In case it's gone unnoticed, the 10 m amateur radio band has really been kicking ass in the last few days, some truly heed signals coming in from over the pond. I myself have not experienced such big signals since I was a shortwave listeners back in the early 90s. Today, I was even working a station in the USA using my sirio gain master vertical, he was using an antron 99 and signals were pretty good.

The USA start coming in late morning to the early afternoon and normally fade out around eight or nine o'clock, I expect the bands to pick up if everything goes to plan with the sunspot cycle. At the moment, no special antennas are needed and a simple CB vertical antenna will enable you to make contact to the USA quite easily.

I made a quick YouTube video today so hopefully this will wet your whistle. Unfortunately the band was dying down somewhat as I was talking, although it did pick up a little but later on, but this will give you an idea of how strong someone signals are at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cGiQedfVUI

 

 

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  • Ian
    Ian says #
    10m has been amazing, I put my 4 ele 10m mononband yagi up on the 15th sept, within 48hrs had worked 4W6A then conditions got bett