Cushcraft R product reviews by real people like you. Only at – is a Web site dedicated to ham radio (amateur radio). The Cushcraft R multiband vertical covers the 6, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meter bands. The R is a no ground radial antenna. It includes many of the. Specification. Brand: Cushcraft Model: R Frequency Band: 6 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 17 / 20 m. Gain: 3 dBi. Type: No Radial Vertical. Description. The R is a 6.
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CUSHCRAFT AMATEUR R – HF Vertical Antenna – R
The antenna wobbled due to the gap caused by evaporation of the polyester. An unprotected new R7 insulator. It has withstood many heavy windstorms cusgcraft a problem and currently is bent over at about a 10 — 15 degree angle.
In vested time and material for a roof edge mount using a dish mount. Be the first to review this item.
MFJ should worry about their quality control. This pump 50w With South America have contacted all, caribbean, usa, russia, united arab. The result is lower loss and wider bandwidth. Would I buy another one probably not. The Cushcraft R antenna covers 6 through 20 meter with no ground radials.
The aluminium durability is good but not as good as Fritzel’s tubing. A bare weather beaten insulator.
The traps should be carefully loosened and the contact area and all other aluminium hardware should be cleaned with F pads steel wool impregnated with soap.
Cushcraft R-6000 Vertical Multiband 6,10,12,15,17,20m
Insulator protected with black non-metallic spray paint. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. Prevent installation over a metal roof or near out other antennas because they will detune the R5 considerably. Additionally there is a flat angle of the MAV for transmitting. For preference I’d rather loose the 6m element and gain 40m! Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service.
Within two weeks, went up to cushcrafft roof and gave 1.
Perhaps the only downer I have with this antenna is that its ‘only’ supposed to tune down to 600 20m band – my atu keeps telling me it’s well happy on80 etc. It is lightweight and easy to mount for portable or permanent installations. Leaking spots are the heath shrinks tubing over the bolt onto the connection of the coil former with the tube. Home Amateur Radio Antennas: It is lightweight and easy to mount for portable or permanent installations. Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service.
On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band. I give my R a big thumbs up!!
New to Ham Radio? It includes many of the features of the R8, R7 and R5 antennas. The instructions weren’t that great and the design is a little complicated for those not familiar with such things.
Verticals; Wire; Loop Cushcraft R I would never have considered buying the Cushcrat verticals until a ham friend started bringing his R6 out RV camping Please Select Alinco Alinco Closeout. Customers who bought this product also purchased.
On the auto transformer are 5 black turns and 6 white turns through the toroid. Cushcraft R The Cushcraft R antenna covers 6 through 20 meter with no ground radials. A Stormy New Year Celebration: Its now sitting approx 18 feet above the ground on a sectional, guyed tubular mast being fed by a decent length of RG A deep zero-point ensures that the antenna does not pick up the local QRM.
Yagi only outperforms this antenna if the beam is pointed to the station. One end is sealed with heath shrink tubing and the other end is protected with a cap. Use keywords to find the product you are looking for. The heath shrink tubing was carefully removed and the coil, covered with “transparent contact adhesive”, was cleaned with thinner. Those “radials” are in fact a top hat capacitance. The antenna on its own is manageable by one person, but care needs to be taken not to damage the radials if laid on its side.
Measuring the traps is only possible by comparison with another R5. Previous Yaesu FT L. Works well on 30 meters with antenna tuner.
The only fly in the ointment was the missing bottom mounting rings – but these were quickly sourced from the Cushcraft’s UK supplier at reasonable cost excellent customer service – well done!! Water got inside a trap due to cracked heath shrink tubing.
I have had a lot of antenas in the last 30 years. It is lightweight and easy to mount for portable or permanent installations. I haven’t got another antenna to compare it against yet, but I have noticed despite my best efforts to isolate it from all sources of RF the output from the radio is full of white noise etc.