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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Diamond F22A Help

Reviews Summary for Diamond F22A
Diamond F22A Reviews: 12 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $99.95
Description: 2 meter monoband vertical, 6.7db gain, 10.5 ft long, 2 7/8 wave, white fiberglass radome, 112 mph rated
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K8AND Rating: 5/5 May 23, 2004 01:13 Send this review to a friend
Solid Antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
I know many won't pay $100 for just a two meter antenna but if you want an antenna to dedicate to your two meter station,this one is a good one.
I have had this antenna for years and it's been moved several times,S.W.R. is decent across the
entire two meter band. Good antenna if you want something with good gain but not overly large.Nice thing about the antenna is ease of installation and the fact it's already tuned.
Once it's up,you shouldn't have to take it
down to adjust for S.W.R. Can be mounted
on a simple mast pipe for operation.
WA2TCE Rating: 5/5 Mar 31, 2004 01:55 Send this review to a friend
Excellent well-built antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I was impressed by the quality of the construction of this antenna. Its radome enclosure is made of attractive white fiberglass with a bright metal tip, and the radials and mounting hardware are stainless steel. It took 5 or 10 minutes to assemble. Right out of the box (actually, it comes in a vinyl bag) it measured an SWR of 1.3:1 at 144.2mhz, 1.2:1 at 146mhz, and 1.4:1 at 147.9mhz. The weatherproofing and gasketing at the vertical sections joint reminded me of marine products, and the coax connector is shielded from the weather by a stainless steel sleeve (which the mounting brackets attach to). The antenna is DC grounded. I can't vouch for the 6.7 db gain claim, but it was a significant improvement over the j-pole it replaced. Well done, Diamond!
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