Author Topic: Review Sirio Antenna SD2000N Discone antenna  (Read 331 times)

ChrisSmolinski

  • Administrator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 19125
    • View Profile
    • Black Cat Systems
Re: Review Sirio Antenna SD2000N Discone antenna
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 1849 UTC »
I relocated the antenna to another tree in the yard, it is both somewhat higher and more importantly has much less attenuation due to leaves in the new location. My reference signal, the 121.25 MHz AWOS automated weather transmission from Carroll County Airport went from barely audible to a generally decent (although still on the weak side) signal. It will be interesting to see how this improves reception of other signals, including the radiosonde launches from Dulles Airport.
Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
eQSLs appreciated! Send to: csmolinski@blackcatsystems.com
JRC-NRD 545 / RF Space netSDR / AFE822x / AirSpy HF+ / 670 ft horizontal loop / 500 ft beverage / 43mb sloping folded dipole / Crossed Parallel Loop