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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Diamond CP6AR Help


Reviews Summary for Diamond CP6AR
Diamond CP6AR Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $$419.00
Description: The CP6AR multi-band trap-vertical antenna for HF bands, covering the 75*, 40*,
20, 15, 10 and 6m amateur bands. Made from heavy duty aluminum, the CP6AR
assembles easily, and yeilds excellent performance and reliability from a compact
base station antenna. Its compact size allows for many mounting options. Minimum
15' diameter required for mounting radials. No additional ground radials required
*CP6AR will cover small portion of 75 meter phone band. Antenna tuner required
for additional coverage..
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.diamondantenna.net/cp6ar.html
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KD9ANE Rating: 3/5 Apr 1, 2016 07:19 Send this review to a friend
Today I'd choose a different antenna...  Time owned: more than 12 months
Going from a 20 meter dipole in the attic I was amazed how well I could hear with the Diamond CP6AR up 30' outside.... After a years use I've found that transmitting is marginal... When trying to check into the local state nets I've given up due to poor signal reports. But for the most part with just pushing 100 watts I'm able to get out with good propagation. Here's the problem though....With never having a really good antenna, one would never know how poor your current antenna is preforming. Your also restricted to 200 watts into this antenna so there goes the amp purchase. My recommendation is to put the 400 bucks into an antenna that works much better on a couple bands instead of trying to cover most of them. I overheard a couple of experienced hams talking about vertical antennas and they said: You know Verticals....they radiate just as poorly in all directions... Construction wise, the Diamond CP6AR is built very well!!!
 


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