Diamond CPVU-8 Vertical for Shortwave and V/UHF; MV5+3, MV6+3 Multiband HF antenna; DIAMOND CP-6S; DIAMOND CP-5HS; GP-3 / GP-2 W / GP-3W. Diamond Antenna CP5H antennas are 5-band (40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meter) trap vertical antennas with trap radials. Their light weight ( lbs.). 7/14/21/28/50MHz (40m/20m/15m/10m/6m) 29MHz FM Max. power rating: W SSB (7MHz), W SSB (14/21MHz), W SSB (28/29/50MHz) Impedance.
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Diamond CP5H any thoughts?
K6FIJan 17, Appreciate the feedback and I will check out the Hustler. K6FIJan 18, I have the older discontinued Diamond m CP6 and is not finiky at all, easy to install and logs DX quite easily I have heard of people having issues getting the Hustler BTV’s to load up correctly because I have been researching them as they are cheap and once you get them tuned, they work but you have to add radials also I am always looking for a better vertical I have had a couple of Diamond CP5s in the past and they work quite well, if you can get them up so the base is in the clear.
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They are quite easy to tune up by changing the length of radials. I’m not sure what the dizmond between the ‘5 and the ‘5H is but it appears the H only covers and can handle higher power.
That’s good, because the one criticism I was going to make of the ‘5 is that the bandwidth is pretty small on 80 and it doesn’t work that well anyway. So 80 is no great loss. It’s not brilliant on 40 either, being still quite short, but well capable of working DX with W diamonnd the higher bands.
One thing to add is that I destroyed mine taking it down after it had been up for a year because the screws holding the bits together were so corroded that it was impossible to take apart. So it would be worth getting some stuff to try to prevent that, when you assemble it.
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G4ILOJan 18, One item I did not see mention was what hight should this be mounted to. I was hoping that with the CP5H being 11 or so foot, that I could mount on a 10 to 15 foot mast and keep it up always.
Thoughts or past experience is appreciated. K6FIJan 22, I didn’t have mine mounted any higher than that. If that gets it above most of the trees, bushes and surrounding buildings there won’t be much gained by having it any higher.
G4ILOJan 22, Sounding more and more like I am getting a new antenna. Might I suggest a Cushcraft? Although not now in production, and it should be, I have a Cushcraft R5 which is about 15 years old, and the only time it causes any trouble is when it soaking wet and the 17 metre trap jumps to 1: G0GQKJan 24, I will xp-5hs into the R K6FIJan 25, Your name or email address: Register for a free QRZ account.