I’m thinking if I got a Diamond CP6 instead of my army big stick would it be a good solution, and would I still be ok to use it on 11 meters? I don’t. The CP6 multi-band trap-vertical antenna for HF bands, covering the 80*, 40*, 20, 15, 10 and 6m amateur bands. Made from heavy duty aluminum, the CP6A.

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The antenna is very easy to assemble and tune. Will have to look into this to find out what the problem is. Radials may be arranged in a degree circle or degree arc.

Concept of antenna is great and trapped radial elements are useful when used in areas where real estate is limited. Contact Us Waters and Stanton Call: I’ve reordered a cp-6 today dkamond it’ll be a few mths before it’s in the air.

I have also been through several typhoons and the antenna has survived very well. I’ve a useless heap of scrap.

Diamond CP-6S from the UK’s official importer, Waters & Stanton

With this modification done, I would give the antenna a 5, but as it is bad QC from Diamond it gets a 2. I replaced the wire, 24mts of it with a slightly heavier gauge wire and removed the plastic pole holders and replaced them with aluminium pole holders wrapped in insulating tape and a double u bolt on each holder, so it’s been repaired and it work’s fine now and resonant on 15m band SSB requires a tuner. Now you have a damb good antenna which does not need a ground and is suited to restricted spaces.


Of course, others may disagree but I am coming to the end of a roll of D10 surplus cable that has been made into just about every antenna type I could fit in the garden and that’s what worked for me, although my next attempt when the weather perks up is going to be a sterba curtain. I’m thinking if I got a Diamond CP6 instead of my army big stick would it be a good solution, and would I still be ok to use it on 11 meters?

By the way years ago I experimented with attic antennas as well. The traps are poorly constructed and fail in the wind. Now the price may be high due to large profits by the UK dealers, or maybe it is expensive from Diamond, but either way allowing for the quality and price it can only have a zero rating, comparing it with other makes like my TH3Jnr, which at 30 years old is still good.

Ik houd het voorlopig gewoon bij mijn twee diamind. Has worked very well. I even made some DX with it and in that direction I had about dB advantage over a vertical outside the house.

You can adjust the antenna for each band. Please, log in or register. If Diamond had put 4 rivits at 90 deg spacing, no issue.

PE4BAS Amateur Radio Weblog: Repair of a Diamond CP-6 multiband vertical

I’ll go and see what info I can find on the one’s mentioned. I would recommend the CP-6 and would buy it again if I ever needed a replacement.

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I use a RigExpert AA Pro to tune it to the portion of the band I will normally work and the antenna then just performs Diamobd Cart – 0 Item. The place to talk about specific amateur radio equipment and all types of accessories, fixes, repairs and modification.


Some folk swear at them, others swear by them.

For information about cookies please click “more information”. Dismantled antenna and trap. Unlike other verticals you don’t need long wire radials. Had a complete 3 element inv-V beam made just below the roof pointed west. Nadeel daarvan is dat het de 5m bouwvergunning vrij monteren weer niet kan. Would be long for 80, 17 and 12 meters, short on 40 and 30 meters and more or less spot on for 20, 15 and 10 meters if your yard can accommodate.

I boutgh a Diamond CP6 antenna last year for portable activity.

Diamond CP6 multi-band trap-vertical Product Reviews

I like attic antennas because you don’t have that problem. Quite a bit less in cost. Paul, ja de Falcon is uiteindelijk ook gewoon een compromis antenne. Made from heavy-duty aluminum, the CP6 is easily assembled, yielding excellent performance and reliability from a compact base station. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

It doesn’t have to be vertical really but I think if I had one single multiband antenna that would cover HF including 11 meters I’m less likely to attract attention from the powers that c6p.