diamond vhf uhf antenna

diamond vhf uhf antenna

I’ve made this article available to give you an idea about my personnal experience using Diamond Antenna, both VHF and UHF. I’ve been a hamster for more than 40 years abroad and even here in the Philippines. After joining a telecom company in US and the middle east countries, I gained a lot of hands-on experience and ideas how these Diamond Antennas perform in action.

Don’t get me wrong; I don’t fabricate or into antenna assembly, nor an expert on these Diamond Antenna sticks, I am just a user who would like to share ideas so that if you are planning to install either VHF or UHF radio setup in the future, you’ll know the different options and the correct Diamond Antenna specifications for your setup.

Coverage: In this article, I will just only focus on the original Diamond Antenna brand. My succeeding posts will include other brands as well. I’ve created a link for each model for my reviews and comments. Just click the Model Name/No. And then, I included 5 top of mind key pointer reviews for these Diamond antennas.

I’ll start by listing the antenna products I used before. The table below tells you the specifications summary per product model number.

DIAMOND ANTENNA PRODUCTS SUMMARY

1. VHF UHF Monoband Repeater

Model Name/No Band Stacked Element
Phasing/
Wavelength
Gain/dB Watts Connector
Type
Weight
Lbs.
Length
Foot
Wind
MPH
CP22E 2m 2 5/8l 6.5 200 UHF 3 9.0 70
F22A 2m 2 7/8l 6.7 200 UHF 5 10.5 112
F23H 2m 3 5/8l
144 –174 MHz
7.8 350 UHF 8 15.0 90
F718A 70cm 18 1/2l
440–450 MHz
11.5 250 N 5 15.0 90
F1230A 23cm 14 5/8 l 13.8 100 N 11.5 112

 

2. VHF UHF Dualband Repeater

Model # Band Stacked Element
Phasing/
Wavelength
Gain/dB Watts Connector
Type
Weight
Lbs.
Length
Foot
Wind
MPH
X30A 2m / 70cm 2m: 1 1/2l
70cm: 2 5/8l
3.0 / 5.5 150 UHF 4.5 135
X50A 2m / 70cm 2m: 3 1/4l
70cm: 3 5/8l
4.5 / 7.2 200 UHF 3 5.6 135
X200A 2m / 70cm 2m: 2 5/8l
70cm: 4 5/8l
6.0 / 8.0 200 UHF 4 8.3 112
X300A 2m / 70cm 2m: 2 5/8l
70cm: 5 5/8l
6.5 / 9.0 200 UHF 10 112
X510 X510HDM 2m / 70cm 2m: 3 5/8l
70cm: 8
5/8l
8.3/11.7 330/250 UHF 5 17.2 90
X510HDN N
X510NJ 144-147 /
430-440
Optimized
143.5–146.5 /
428–442 MHz
200

 

3. VHF UHF Triband Repeater

Model # Band Stacked Element
Phasing/
Wavelength
Gain/dB Watts Connector
Type
Weight
Lbs.
Length
Foot
Wind
MPH
V2000A 6m / 2m / 70cm 6m: 1 1/2l
2m: 2 5/8l
70 cm: 4 5/8l
2.1 / 6.2 / 8.4 150 UHF 4 8.3 110
X3200A 2m* /
1 1/4m / 70cm
1 3/4l, 3 5/8l,
3 5/8l
6.0 / 7.8 / 8.0 100 / 200 UHF 4 10.5 112
X6000A 2m / 70cm / 23cm 2 5/8l, 5 5/8l,
6 5/8l
6.5 / 9.0 / 10.0 100@ N 4 10.5 112

 

4. Yagi Beams

Model # Frequency Gain/dBi Power Rating Boom Length Weight Lbs.
A144S5 144-148 MHz 9 100 watts 37.5” 1.4
A430S10 430-440 MHz 13 100 watts 43” 1.4
A430S15 430-440 MHz 14.8 100 watts 89” 2.15
A502HB 6 meter
2 element
6.3 400 watts PEP
130 watts FM
2.6´ 3.75

 

Antenna product list here was taken from http://www.rfparts.com/diamond/Product_Catalog/base_station.html

Generally speaking, Diamond Antenna products are built to the highest quality and craftmanship compared with other brands. From my past experiences, when we or other people are talking about antenna, Diamond is always on top of the list. Personnaly, I couldn’t think of a word that could somehow describe any negative thoughts (I’m tryin).

When looking for a match antenna to your base station radio, the first step you’ll have to do is to review your radio specifications. If it operates on a VFH frequency, you must buy a monoband VHF antenna. You could also opt to buydual or tri band antenna, however these types are more expensive and you’ll just waiste your money because you only need an antenna which operates on a VHF or a 2m band. All of these types, Diamond Antenna offers you variety of options available for your radio.

Checkout the different models above by just clicking on the Model number.