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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I bought this six years ago to try and get active on HF from a very small garden, after being used to used to almost unlimited antenna space.
I’ve currently got an old school Shakespeare Army Big Stick up just now for 11 meters and it works quite well.
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 djamond.
Of course, others may disagree but I am coming to the end of a roll of D10 surplus cable that has been made into just about every antenna type I could fit in the garden and that’s what worked for me, although my next attempt when the weather perks up is going to be a sterba xp6. Quite a bit less in dizmond.
As others have found, the construction of the traps is atrocious. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Drilling thru and puting extra rivets solves the problem, re-assemble and away you go.
It will out perform dipoles when it comes to long distance contacts and even compare favourably with beams located 10m or more above ground. You have no items in your shopping vp6. With this modification done, I would give the antenna a 5, but as it is bad QC from Diamond it gets a 2. After six months of use, I noticed that diamonv capacitive hat radials towards the top of the antenna that were seemingly manufactured from a thin stainless steel tube with a threaded connection point at one end were rusting at the connection to the antenna.
Ik heb ook een tijdje gedacht om hem fiamond te schaffen, maar ik vond de berichten op internet tegenvallen. Best diamonx I have ever used and costs peanuts. Nadeel daarvan is dat het de 5m bouwvergunning vrij monteren dianond niet kan.
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? Hallo Bas, die zoute zeelucht doet geen goed aan onze antennes.
You can adjust the antenna for each band. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. Last week I took it down and put up a Moonraker After repair it lasted a bit longer, but the plastic diamoond the trap is soft, and eventually it failed again, but the more holes you add for more repairs, the weaker it gets.
Diamond CP6 multi-band trap-vertical Product Reviews
Unlike other verticals you don’t need long wire radials. With diamknd 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.
Would be long for 80, 17 and 12 meters, short on 40 and 30 meters and more or less spot on for 20, 15 and 10 meters if your yard can accommodate. Only registered users can write reviews. These breaks were basically down to bad design and construction of the trap.
Diamonnd like attic antennas because you don’t have that problem.
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Although the Moonraker doesn’t seem to get good reviews, it is a lot better than the CP6, signals well up, and hugely quieter regarding background noise mainly local domestic The CP6 is sold in the UK as a quality antenna, at a high price. Only 2 rivits are used to secure the trap insulatated former to the aluminium sections. Die is inmiddels weer weggehaald.
For DX work you need low angle radiation which is just what you get from this popular model. I think attic antennas can work very well, though it all depends on propagation and the antenna used at the opposite side. Also look at Butternut, Hy-Gain and Sandpiper verticals. I’m going through my ham tests now though and trying to avoid the small back garden turning into an antenna farm I live in a housing association property. I’ve reordered a diamnod today so it’ll be a few mths before it’s in the air.
They work well and will get you some good DX but don’t expect to break the pileups with it. Write Your Own Review Only registered users can write reviews. I even made some DX with it and in that direction I had about dB advantage over a vertical outside the house.
The quality is appalling, and it is worth about a third of the selling price. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Ja, de CP-6 en dat soort antennes is altijd een compromis antenne. Product Tags Add Your Tags: I will not be commanded, I will not be controlled.
Had a complete 3 element inv-V beam made diamomd below the roof pointed west. 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 This product has been discontinued. Now you have a damb good antenna which does not need a ground and is suited to restricted spaces.