I’m thinking if I got a Diamond CP6 instead of my army big stick would it be a good solution, and would I still be ok to use it on 11 meters? I don’t. The CP6 multi-band trap-vertical antenna for HF bands, covering the 80*, 40*, 20, 15, 10 and 6m amateur bands. Made from heavy duty aluminum, the CP6A.

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The CP-6S covers the lower end of 80m. I am not a contester but I “hunt and pounce” on stations that I have not worked before. This product has been discontinued.

For DX work you need low angle radiation which is just what you get from this diaamond model.

I put up a half size G5RV as an inverted V but to get any height on it would require more poles and it’s just too much, so that’ll be coming back down tomorrow. The antenna is very diamobd to assemble and tune. Like most multi band trapped verticals, performance is a compromise and can be quite noisy but they provide access to more than one band. Die is inmiddels weer weggehaald. It doesn’t have to be vertical really but I think if I had one single multiband antenna that would cover HF including 11 meters I’m less likely to attract attention from the powers that be.


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Thanks for your comment. Paul, ja de Falcon is uiteindelijk ook gewoon een compromis antenne. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. With this modification done, I would give the antenna a 5, but as it is bad QC dkamond Diamond it gets a 2.


The eham reviews are generally positive http: Only 2 rivits are used to secure the trap insulatated former to the aluminium sections. Shopping Cart – 0 Item. Vroeger woonde ik in IJmuiden. I use a RigExpert AA Pro to tune it to the portion of the band I will normally work and the antenna then just performs Drilling thru and puting extra rivets solves the problem, re-assemble and away you go.

Pc6 may be arranged in a degree circle or degree arc. Bedankt voor je reactie.

My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. I was stunned to discover that the threaded connection point to the alumninum ring holder was a MILD STEEL stub with kurled edge dia,ond thread on one end that was inserted into the end of each capacitive hat radial.

Write Your Own Review Only registered users can write reviews. I’ve a useless heap of scrap.

With the CP-6S you get adjustable rigid radials that are self supporting, and a DC return in the base matching unit helps the antenna get rid of static noise which other models suffer from. I have also been through several typhoons and the antenna has survived very well.


Diamond CP6 or not? I put a considerable amount of effort into laying out an extensive ground plane as my vertical was ground mounted but it has paid off.

PE4BAS Amateur Radio Weblog: Repair of a Diamond CP-6 multiband vertical

I’m going through my ham tests diamojd though and trying to avoid the small back garden turning into an antenna farm I live in a housing association property. After getting my licence in August, I commissioned the antenna and worked satisfactory on 5 band no tx on 6m After months noticed a change in VSWR on most bands above 10m, then 10m when bad. This websites uses cookies. Best antenna I have ever used and costs peanuts.

New to Ham Radio? After repair it lasted a bit longer, but the plastic inside the trap is soft, and eventually it failed again, but the more holes you add for more repairs, the weaker it gets. Ik houd het voorlopig gewoon bij mijn twee dipolen.

As others have found, the construction of the traps is atrocious. Reviews Summary for Diamond CP6 multi-band trap-vertical. Had a complete 3 element inv-V beam made just below the roof pointed west.