not good the db gain 2 low tips on a beam 4mtr antenna would be greatPD8F wrote:Hi Michael. I'm a 4m newbie as well and I'm told that a Sirio vertical is a good aerial to start with. I ordered one last weekend and it has just been shipped today.
Search on Ebay for: Sirio CX-4-68 VHF 68-73Mhz There is a seller in Manchester charging GBP 58.31 for a brand new one, free shipping within the UK and GBP 7.06 to Ireland.
Just curious, which rig will you be using?
GW8ASD wrote:MI6ZTM wrote:philips fm1100 from ebay i dont know nothing about this rig .......i just know its 70mhz.
That's FM PMR equipment.
Check 7(2) on your licence.
Just so you know.
G4YVM wrote:Tony, this has me intrigued. The item 7 (2) state that the radio must be "commercially available" and satisfy IR2028. The PMR radio IS commercially available, albeit on a different band. If it is later modified and sold then it is still "commercially available". IR 2028 states the power output etc, but nowhere that I can see does it state "no modified PMR gear shall be used"
I'm rather arguing for clarification here than arguing on principle.
G0FDM wrote:I have just got a wouxon 2m/4m handheld thing. Seems to work on 2 ok but nothing heard on 4m as yet so looking to put up some sort of aerial.
On fm only so the question is verticle or horizontal?
I know many bands use SSB on Horizontal and FM/AM Vertical wondered if that was still the case here.
G0FDM wrote:Thanks Tony
The slim jim is up and working, still not a lot heard so will keep trying. Its lying against the shed at the moment waiting for me to make a mounting bracket and put it up a bit higher.
2m seems to work ok but can't get over how quiet all the bands are now.
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