Various shortwave antennas for HF

Diamond CPVU-8 Vertical for Shortwave and V/UHF

CPVU-8

Vertical antenna for shortwave and V/UHF. A small antenna for radio amateurs with space restrictions. Allows operation on 80, 40, 20, 15 und 10m, plus VHF 2m and UHF 70cm! Gain on 2m is 2.1 dBi, on 70cm 5.5 dBi. Max. power 200 W SSB (3.5 - 50 MHz), 150 W FM (50 - 440MHz). Total length 2.7m, length of five lower radials approx. 1.5m, weight 2.4kg, max. wind speed 125km/h. For operation on HF no further radials are required! The center frequency can be adjusted for each band. Due to the shortened design of the antenna the usable bandwith can be limited, a tuner might be required.

Order No.
11228 Diamond CPVU-8 419.00 € Buy now
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MV5+3, MV6+3 Multiband Verticals

MV5+3

Shortened multiband Groundplane antenna for all bands incl. WARC bands

MV5+3: 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40 m

MV6+3: 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80 m

MV-10: 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80/160m

Total length only approx 3m (MV-10: 4.5m), transport length only 1m (MV-10: 1.35m), setup in 5 minutes, very sutiable for portable operation, fits in any car trunk.
The resonance frequencies are adjusted for each band separately (except 10 and 12m, which influence each other slightly and might require a tuner). The antenna is made from extruded aluminium tubes, all mounting hardware except mast clamp is stainless steel.
The antenna works on all bands as a quarter wave vertical. Like any such antenna it requires a good counterpoise (radials, conducting surface). Max. power load 200 W, connector PL female.

MV5+3 Teile (Bild © DL3MGK)
MV5+3 (Bild © DL3MGK)

Order No.
11290.5 MV5+3 6 to 40m 152.90 € Buy now
11290.6 MV6+3 6 to 80m 192.50 € Buy now
11290.10 MV10 6 to 160m 240.00 € Buy now
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Download: Installation Instruction MV-xx Antennas (PDF, DE, 130KB)

Radial kits

Radials for vertical antennas. Consist of two λ/4 wires per band. Uses PVC coated braided copper wire 1.5mm². Includes solder lugs on one end for easy connection to ground post.

These radial kits can be used for elevated antennas (not ground mounted). The radials should be installed so that they do not touch the ground, nor the roof nor any other obstacle. If the vertical antenna should be installed on the ground other radials are required (at least as long as the antenna is high, better longer, as many as possible, not less than 10).

Excellent explanations about antenna radial systems are provided by some manufacturers, for example by SteppIR and Bencher (english text):

Download: Radial Systems for vertical Antennas (by SteppIr) (PDF, EN, 170KB)
Download: Ground Radial Systems (by Bencher) (PDF, EN, 45KB)
Order No.
11270.804030 2x λ/4 for 80/40/30m 64.00 € Buy now
11270.201510 2x λ/4 for 20/15/10m 49.00 € Buy now
11270.1712 2x λ/4 for 17/12m 44.00 € Buy now
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Diamond BB-7V Wideband vertical antenna

Diamond BB-7V

QRV on all bands, even with restricted space... the BB-7V antenna is 6.7m long and has a max. power load of 250 W PEP. The SWR above 3MHz is, depending on surroundings, at 2:1 or better. On some bands a simple tuner is required, the built-in tuners of many rigs are usually sufficient. The BB-7V is a wideband antenna, so it works also outside the amateur bands. Simple installation, no alignment required. The antenna does not require radials, the radiator is grounded.
Connector PL jack, the small transport length only 1.3m makes this antenna also suitable for camping or other portable uses, weight 3kg.

Diamond BB-7V

  • Technical data
  • Frequency: 2 to 30MHz
  • Max. power rating: 250W
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • VSWR: Less than 2:1
  • Length: Approx. 6.7m
  • Weight: 3kg
  • Connector: PL
  • Max. Diameter of mast: 60mm
  • Type: Ground plane
Order No.
11230 285.00 € Buy now
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A wire antenna withe the same principle is the Diamond BB-6W.

GPM-1500 Wideband vertical HF antenna


GPM-1500

Multiband vertical antenna for 1.8 to 30MHz, with reduced efficiency also useable on 50MHz.
Requires a simple coax tuner for operation, the built in tuners usually work well, in some cases a tuner extender (e.g. MFJ-914) is necessary.
The antenna can be installed anywhere, either on the rooftop, on the trailer hook or on a camper car during vacations. Due to the slim body the antenna is very unobtrusive. The antenna is fed with a coax cable of any length, PL connector. The radiator is grounded, thus preventing static discharge. Weight only 4kg, transport length only 1.3m, so it fits even baggage on air transports. The vertical distance between the U-brackets is 26cm.

Technical Data
Length 6.30m
Radiator Aluminum
Max. power load 200 Watt
Mast diameter max 60mm
Windload (140 km/h) 200N
Transport length 1.3 m

Order No.
11235 GPM-1500 189.00 € Buy now
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DIAMOND CP-6S

Diamond CP-6 CP-6S

Diamond multiband vertical HF antenna with shortened radials for 6, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80m. Total height only 4.8m, length of radials approx. 1.8m. Usual high quality finish and easy mounting, as known by Diamond products. Max. power load 200 W PEP, SWR <1.5, tuneable by adjusting lengths of radials. Includes mast clamps (30 to 62mm) and PL connector. The radials can be installed on one side only if space restriction requires. The radiator of the CP-6 is DC-grounded which gives a good protection against static charges and nearby lightnings. Please note the variants of the 80m radial. The new "S" version includes material which allows an isolated installation of the antenna to the mast. This reduces the influence of the mast to resonance of the radials, which in turn eases the tuning of the radials. For the same reason a short cable with a choke is included in the shipment.

  • CP-6 80m Radials
  • Standard 80m Radial as supplied with CP-6 (Article 11225)
    The standard 80m radial is tuned to around the lower end of the 80m band, i.e. the CW DX range from approx. 3490 to 3520 kHz. This radial can be tuned up to approx. 3550 kHz.
  • R-1 Radial
    Optional 80m radial for 3575 to 3650 kHz for CP-6. For a better resonance match in the upper CW range, digimodes range and lower SSB range. Replaces the supplied standard radial.
  • R-2 Radial
    Optional 80m radial for 3650 to 3725 kHz for CP-6. For a better resonance match in the lower and mid SSB range. Replaces the supplied standard radial, included in article 11225.R.

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Order No.
11225 Diamond CP-6S with standard radial (~3500 kHz) 349.00 € Buy now
11225.R Diamond CP-6 with R2 radial (~ 3650 - 3725 kHz) 299.00 € Buy now
11226.R1 Diamond R-1 Radial (~ 3575 - 3650 kHz) 52.00 € Buy now
11226.R2 Diamond R-2 Radial (~ 3650 - 3725 kHz) 52.00 € Buy now
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DIAMOND CP-5HS



CP-5HS

High power version of CP-6, a little bit shorter, without 80m band.

Antenna for 7, 14, 21, 28 and 50MHz, length only 3.6m, max. power load 500 W SSB on 28/50MHz, 400 W SSB on 14 & 21 MHz, 200 W SSB on 14MHz. As with the CP-6 the radials can be mounted on onde side only. Max. wind speed up to 160km/h.

Order No.
11220 Diamond CP-5HS 279.00 € Buy now
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GP-3 / GP-2 W / GP-3W


GP-3

GP-3 - Groundplane antenna 10/15/20m
GP-2 W - Groundplane antenna 12/17m
GP-3 W - Groundplane antenna 12/17/30m
Traditional lowcost groundplane antenna. Made of telescopic aluminum tubes which are fixed with stainless steel hose clamps, including solid mast mount. Includes a radial kit of PVC coated copper wire (one radial per band). With more radials the efficiency can be improved further (as with an GP). The vertical distance between the U-brackets is 18cm.


Technical data:
Typ GP-3 GP-2W GP-3W  
Frequency range 10/15/20m 12/17m 12/17/30m  
Gain 0 0 0 dBD
Length 3.3 3.3 4.7 m
Max. power load 1000 1000 1000 Watt
Connector PL-Buchse  
Mast diameter max. 44 44 44 mm
Weight 1,5 1,7 2 kg
Impedance 50 50 50 Ω
Order No.
11240 GP-3, 10/15/20m 99.50 € Buy now
11241 GP-2W, 12/17m 99.50 € Buy now
11242 GP-3W, 12/17/30m 110.80 € Buy now
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Download: GP-3 Instructions (PDF, DE/EN, 30KB)

Radial kits

Radials for vertical antennas. Consist of two λ/4 wires per band. Uses PVC coated braided copper wire 1.5mm². Includes solder lugs on one end for easy connection to ground post.

These radial kits can be used for elevated antennas (not ground mounted). The radials should be installed so that they do not touch the ground, nor the roof nor any other obstacle. If the vertical antenna should be installed on the ground other radials are required (at least as long as the antenna is high, better longer, as many as possible, not less than 10).

Excellent explanations about antenna radial systems are provided by some manufacturers, for example by SteppIR and Bencher (english text):

Download: Radial Systems for vertical Antennas (by SteppIr) (PDF, EN, 170KB)
Download: Ground Radial Systems (by Bencher) (PDF, EN, 45KB)
Order No.
11270.804030 2x λ/4 for 80/40/30m 64.00 € Buy now
11270.201510 2x λ/4 for 20/15/10m 49.00 € Buy now
11270.1712 2x λ/4 for 17/12m 44.00 € Buy now
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