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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Diamond X-30 Help

Reviews Summary for Diamond X-30
Diamond X-30 Reviews: 24 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $USD$69.95
Description: 2m/70cm Dual Band Vertical
Gain 3.0db(2m)/5.5db(70cm)
Max Power 150 watts
Wind 135 (mph)
1/2 wave element(2m),5/8 wave two element(70cm)
v.swr is less than 1.5:1
Product is in production.
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N2HAM Rating: 5/5 Apr 1, 2019 22:45 Send this review to a friend
Awesome Antenna   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This little dude works great! I can hit and receive repeaters up to 100 miles away here in San Diego all the way to Orange County and south of LA. The match is dead flat across the 2 meter spectrum and also on 440 band. I have it mounted on a small satellite pole used for an old dish and it size is perfect as is a super easy to mount because of its size. I would buy again for sure! Diamond antennas are well made and top quality! Great for antenna restriction areas... easy to hide
N4YX Rating: 5/5 Aug 30, 2017 08:23 Send this review to a friend
Replacement for Existing  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have only had this atop the 40' tower #1 a couple of weeks but works great. Tested the SWR "sweet spots" prior to climbing. This replaced a Discone for better performance on 2m & 70cm. Installed new, better coax too. What a difference!
AE9C Rating: 5/5 Mar 6, 2017 08:18 Send this review to a friend
Can"t go wrong**  Time owned: more than 12 months
I would say the X30 is better and cheaper than the X50***
N5CSU Rating: 5/5 Dec 29, 2016 17:19 Send this review to a friend
Terrific  Time owned: more than 12 months
Just a great UHF/VHF antenna. I bought it used about 10 years ago, and it is still working great. Good SWR on both bands. Well built, yough as nails. Highly recommended.
KC7YTK Rating: 4/5 Jun 15, 2016 18:06 Send this review to a friend
Good Bang For The Buck  Time owned: more than 12 months
I Have two of these up in the attic, one for ham and one for GMRS. This antenna works well, gets out well, low profile, does what it was billed to do. I have also re-tuned many for commercial and GMRS use for others. Simple and rugged design inside and easy to tear down and trim for higher frequencies. Easily moves up to 151-153Mhz and 460-470Mhz center frequencies. I give a 4 only because the factory tuning is not consistent. Some of the reviews say the SWR is a bit high out of the box. I have noticed this too. Before re-tuning I check to see where they are (hence, how far to go 1/4" at a time), and VHF is usually spot on at 146, but have seen as low as 144, UHF is sometimes centered at 446, but in the last batch I re tuned, one was 435 and another was 457, usually they are 450-452 center out of the box. Add 30-50 feet of coax and your radio most likely won't care, but they could do better. Over all, a good value, and you will never notice the 1.5dbm difference in the X-50 so don't feel bad about not springing for the extra $30.
ON4VP Rating: 5/5 Mar 27, 2016 23:03 Send this review to a friend
Low profile, good performance  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently moved to a small condo and have landlord restrictions when it comes to mounting antennas. I have a small terras (ground level) and I installed a 43 feet fiberglas vertical for shortwave but needed a dualbander for accessing local repeaters both FM and Dstar or Dmr. The X30N is really low profile and I mounted the antenna on a 12 feet fiberglas rod. Even on this low height I can access repeaters up to 30 miles away with 5 watts from the handy. Great performance.
VK4GJW Rating: 5/5 Jun 17, 2014 19:21 Send this review to a friend
Great Antenna!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I run this antenna into my Wouxun handheld and it does all I need. Can hit all the local repeaters and more with it. Its easy to mount, and has low visibility so very little in the way of eye pollution. Would I buy another one? Yes I would! Another great product from Diamond.
2E0PRO Rating: 5/5 Dec 28, 2013 12:23 Send this review to a friend
Great  Time owned: more than 12 months
Just got round to installing the Diamond X-30 antenna in my loft but the radials did not screw in all the way, is this normal or do they need tightening up further somehow.
VE7REN Rating: 5/5 Dec 8, 2013 16:33 Send this review to a friend
excellent   Time owned: more than 12 months
have owned this antenna for 14 months now. replaced a cushcraft ar2 ringo,which also worked great ,but needed the dual band capabilities.this antenna is compact,and hits repeaters a little further away then the ringo did.for 79$ and some change, you cant go wrong..would i buy bet. i ordered one on thursday of last week to replace a older monobander verticle on my tower.
TA3AWS Rating: 5/5 Dec 3, 2013 03:43 Send this review to a friend
Excellent!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
There are four repeaters around me and when i was using my hand-held radio i only reached one repeater and the other one only could be listened at 5 W. But with this antenna at same power i have reached both of them and i have began to hear the two others . It is 1,30 m. long so it could be used at the balcony or on the roof as well. I think that it is almost enough for VHF/UHF usage and i am not looking for another antenna for better results. I advice it anyone who wants to buy VHF/UHF antenna for their usage where on the balcony or on the roof at the same time.
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