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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Mobile & Accessories | Diamond HV7CX Help


Reviews Summary for Diamond HV7CX
Diamond HV7CX Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $unknown
Description: Mobile vertical for 7/14MHz/21/28/50/144/430MHz(40m/(20m)/15m/10m/6m/2m/70cm)
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.diamond-ant.co.jp/e-catalog/c-htm/mobil/md.htm
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G1TYV Rating: 5/5 Nov 21, 2011 03:12 Send this review to a friend
Best HF Antenna I have Used  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I can only play HF mobile and I have purchased one of these antenna's for 100 with all the addons, and I have worked the world, from a magmount on my car.

Would recommend this antenna to anyone.
 
PA3GWH Rating: 3/5 Jul 25, 2004 08:33 Send this review to a friend
It works  Time owned: more than 12 months
I got this antenna about 1,5 years ago and added the 20 m option about 4 months after. Because it comes with a japanese manual it isn't easy to understand how to setup at first. I have it mounted on the tow hitch of the car because it is WAY TOO HEAVY for the trunk mount (especially with 40 m on top, which makes the antenna about 1.8 m tall)! On the tow hitch 40 m and 15 m work, 10 m radiates against the back of the car (radiator is mounted top down!) so is pretty useless and 20 m interferes with the radio (FT-857). Finally 2m and 70 cm work well ;-). So far I have only been able to work some stations on 15 m while driving high up in the mountains in Northern Italy, so I guess we need some mountains over here too for it to work.

73 Richard PA3GWH
 
XV2PS Rating: 3/5 Dec 17, 2003 06:04 Send this review to a friend
Heavy & not flexible  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Heavy and not flexible. Is it really mobile?
Small screws easily drive crazy.
High finishing level.
 
LU2HLR Rating: 5/5 Sep 28, 2003 11:59 Send this review to a friend
Excelent!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
As everything from Diamond, this antenna is no exeption in quality.

Assembly is straight forward (about 0,5-1 hour, without tuning), despite the supplied japanese sheet omits measurements so it becomes a bit hard to identify elements.

I use it together with the optional HVC14CX coil for 10 and 14 Mhz.
 


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