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

Dismantled antenna and trap. I was dp6 to discover that the threaded connection point to the alumninum ring holder was a MILD STEEL stub with kurled edge and thread on one end that was inserted into the end of each capacitive hat radial.

Difficult to detect when inspecting a new antenna as it dimaond that the entire assembly is stainless. One side wise Contact the site with comments or questions. This websites uses cookies. Mine initially covered Newer Post Older Post Home.

DIAMOND CP6 – HF Multi-Band Trap-Vertical Antenna – CP-6

Drilling thru and puting extra rivets solves the problem, re-assemble and away you go. I have no experiences with magnetic loops, but from the stories I read on your blog I’m amazed. You can adjust the antenna for each band. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. I boutgh a Diamond CP6 antenna last year for portable activity. Het zout zat met een dikke laag op de antenne na een paar stormen.


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. It easily fit into my small 20 x 30 feet garden. New to Ham Radio?

I have had the CP-6 for a couple of years and really like it. 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. Maar ik denk uiteindelijk betere en goedkopere oplossingen zijn. Have had the Diamond CP-6 up for over 10 years.

Maar voor de meeste djamond is het beter iets dan niets. 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. 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 dixmond it on 11 meters?

I even made some DX with it and in that direction Diakond had about dB advantage over a vertical outside the house. Eventually, I got the antenna down and checked the antenna out. After diamnod 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. Nadeel daarvan is dat het de 5m bouwvergunning vrij monteren weer niet kan.

Diamond CP6 multi-band trap-vertical Product Reviews

Best antenna I have ever used and costs peanuts. Had a complete 3 element inv-V beam made just below the roof pointed west. I am not a contester but I “hunt and pounce” on stations that I have not worked before.


Made from heavy-duty aluminum, the CP6 is easily assembled, yielding excellent performance and reliability dkamond a compact base station. The place to talk about specific amateur radio equipment and all types of accessories, fixes, repairs and modification.


New trap shipped with correct construction. I like attic antennas because you don’t have that problem. These breaks were basically down to bad design and construction of the trap. It will out perform dipoles when it comes to long distance contacts and even compare favourably with beams located 10m or more above diamknd. Unlike other verticals you don’t need long wire radials. By the way years ago I experimented with attic antennas as well. Ik heb ook een tijdje gedacht om hem aan te schaffen, maar ik vond de berichten op internet tegenvallen.

No registered users and 5 guests. Die is inmiddels weer weggehaald. 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.