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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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Drilling thru and puting extra rivets solves the problem, re-assemble and away you go.


Jeez, sounds like they’re made from junk. It will out perform dipoles when it comes to long distance contacts and even compare favourably with beams located 10m or more above ground. Now you have a damb good antenna which does not need a ground and is suited to restricted spaces.

At first I thought it was great, seemed to work OK, but the only thing I had to compare it with was a piece of wire. I verified that the mild steel was attracted to magnets and therefore must have contained iron. This a basically an end fed vertical with an impedance matching transformer to allow high impedance match to 50ohm coax. Found broken connection on bottom of 10m coil and bottom of 15m coil at earthing point. Concept of antenna is great and trapped radial elements are useful when used in areas where real estate is limited.


I would recommend the CP-6 and would buy it again if I ever needed a replacement. Julian Thursday, September 30, at 9: The antenna is very easy to assemble and dixmond. Best antenna I have ever used and costs peanuts. By the way years ago I experimented with attic antennas diaomnd well. Can’t wait to get it back up.

Although the Moonraker doesn’t seem to get good reviews, it is a lot better than diamons 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.

I like attic antennas because you don’t have that problem.

Additional Information manufacturer Diamond. The CP-6S covers the lower end of 80m.

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This product has been discontinued. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. I have gotten through to some rare stations that were very busy, even with the watt IC I have. Hallo Bas, die zoute zeelucht vp6 geen goed aan onze antennes. This websites uses cookies. New trap shipped with correct construction. Please, log in or register. Maar ik denk uiteindelijk betere en goedkopere oplossingen zijn.

Diamond CP-6S from the UK’s official importer, Waters & Stanton

Het zout zat met een dikke laag op de antenne na een paar stormen. Write Your Own Review Only registered users can write reviews. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. Had a complete 3 element inv-V beam made just below the roof pointed west. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Like you I found it poor on 40m and worthless on 80m.


One side wise If Diamond had put 4 rivits at 90 deg spacing, no issue. Ik heb ook een tijdje gedacht om hem aan te schaffen, maar ik vond de berichten op internet tegenvallen.

Nadeel daarvan is dat het de 5m bouwvergunning vrij monteren weer niet kan.

After repair diqmond 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. Die is inmiddels weer weggehaald. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help.

Would appreciate any advice or opinions. Eventually, I got the antenna down and checked the antenna out. Thanks for your comment.


Difficult to detect when inspecting a new antenna as it appears that the entire assembly is stainless. Dismantled antenna and trap. Contact the site with comments or questions.